Brunei reports new imported COVID-19 case, 145 in total

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Sept. 3– Brunei reported one new imported case of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the national tally to 145.. According to Brunei’s Ministry of Health, the case is a 33- year-old male arriving at Brunei on Aug. 28 via Kuala Lumpur from Indonesia. Brunei reported an imported case on Aug. 7, who is a 24- year-old local male back from Yemen, and another two…

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) — Brunei reported one new imported case of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the national tally to 145.

According to Brunei’s Ministry of Health, the case is a 33-year-old male arriving at Brunei on Aug. 28 via Kuala Lumpur from Indonesia. The man reportedly showed no signs of infection upon arrival and is currently being treated at the National Isolation Center.

The Ministry of Health has identified a total of 32 contacts, of which 26 have undergone the COVID-19 swab test and were confirmed negative, while the rest are still awaiting test results. All contacts are undergoing quarantine.

This is the first imported case reported in Brunei this month. Brunei reported an imported case on Aug. 7, who is a 24-year-old local male back from Yemen, and another two cases on Aug. 19 and Aug. 25, who were back from the Middle East and India respectively.

Meanwhile, 476 individuals are currently undergoing mandatory self-isolation at the monitoring centers provided by the government, who have arrived in the country after traveling abroad.

There have been three deaths resulted from COVID-19 in Brunei and a total of 139 patients have recovered. Enditem

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