Brunei, Jordan report first Covid-19 deaths


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  • Saturday, 28 Mar 2020

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Bernama): Brunei Darussalam reported its first death from COVID-19 in the country, the sultanate's Health Ministry said Saturday (March 28).

According to the ministry, the deceased was a 64-year-old man who returned to Brunei from Malaysia and Cambodia on March 4, Xinhua news agency reported.

The man, who died Friday (March 27) night at the National Isolation Centre in the Tutong District was the 25th Covid-19 case in the sultanate.

A new case was also confirmed on Friday in Brunei, bringing the national Covid-19 tally to 115.

Meanwhile, in AMMAN, Jordan reported its first Covid-19 fatality Saturday with the death of an 83-year-old female patient, Prince Hamza Hospital chief Abdulaziz al-Khashman said.

Al-Khashman said the victim had a chronic disease, Anadolu Agency reported, quoting the nation’s official news agency, Petra.

Official figures show cases of the coronavirus in Jordan have reached 235.

Government spokesman Amjad Al Adailah said a nationwide curfew to stem the spread of the virus began March 21. - Bernama

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