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'Any mask is okay' - No difference between surgical, non-surgical masks for public, says Brunei Health Minister
Concerns were raised by the public in regards to what types of face masks are suitable and how to differentiate surgical from non-surgical face masks.
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Borneo Bulletin/Asia News Network): Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Mohd Isham Jaafar said the Moderna vaccine batch used in the sultanate is not affected by the contamination reported in Japan.
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Borneo Bulletin/Asia News Network): The Ministry of Health (MoH) has confirmed the presence of the Delta variant in the Sultanate, after samples from local cases tested positive for the highly contagious SARS-CoV-2 virus strain.
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Borneo Bulletin/Asia News Network): Two more Covid-19 confirmed cases have died, where one of them succumbed to intracerebral haemorrhage bleeding and is not categorised as death due to Covid-19, the Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Mohd Isham Jaafar informed at a press conference on Thursday (Aug 26)
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Borneo Bulletin/Asia News Network): The Ministry of Health (MoH) received a genome sequencing machine, along with other equipment and materials donated by IDG Capital on Wednesday (Aug 25) which will enable it to carry out genomic testing for infectious diseases, including Covid-19.
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Borneo Bulletin/Asia News Network): Two local Covid-19 cases passed away from lung infections on Tuesday (Aug 24), bringing the number of Covid-related fatalities in Brunei to five, the first deaths in more than a year.
A total of 259,117 people, or 41.4 per cent of the population, had received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as of Sunday (Aug 22) at 5pm.
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Borneo Bulletin/Asia News Network): Brunei Darussalam, while completing its backlog of swab tests, on Monday (Aug 23) recorded 104 new Covid-19 cases in the country, bringing the national tally of confirmed cases to 1,873.
Brunei MoH looking at setting up isolation facilities in Kuala Belait; record high daily Covid-19 cases on Sunday night (Aug 22)
The Brunei Health Ministry is looking at two new isolation facilities in Kuala Belait. Preparations are ongoing as the ministry is aiming to increase capacity to address the surge in Covid19 cases.
An additional swab test centre using the drive-through method has been set up at the Bridex Hall, Jerudong, to speed up the capacity and results for SARS-CoV-2 virus testing, while also reducing crowds at the current swab test centre.