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25/03/2020  COVID-19 Cases Rise to 109 as 5 More New Cases Confirmed



Five more new COVID-19 cases were confirmed yesterday, bringing the total to 109. This was shared by Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Doctor Haji Awang Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar, Minister of Health at yesterday afternoon's media conference with Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Doctor Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah, Minister at the Prime Minister's Office and Second Minister of Finance and Economy AND Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Erywan bin Pehin Datu Pekerma Jaya Haji Mohd Yusof, Second Minister of Foreign Affairs.


Case 105 is a 17-year old local man, who is related to the cluster of family traveling to Surabaya, Indonesia and returned to the country on the 20th of March using BI796.


Case 106 is a 23 year old local woman returning from United Kingdom on the 23rd of March using BI004 (at seat number 39B). She began experiencing headache on the 24th of March 2020.


Case 107 is a 51 year old foreign man working in the country. He flew from Surabaya, Indonesia and arrived in Brunei Darussalam on the 20th of March using BI796 (at seat number 29B). The case is not in the same trip with case number 91, 93, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 102, 104 and 105.


Case 108 is a 72 year old man, who is related to cluster from case 73, 80, 88, 101 and 109. He returned from United Kingdom with Case 73 on the 16th of March. Initial laboratory test was negative and he have no symptoms of infection.


Case 109 is a 33 year old man, who is related to cluster from case 73, 80, 88, 101 and 108. He has no travel history and began experiencing fever and runny nose on 23rd of March.


Out of 107 cases that are being treated at the National Isolation Centre, one is still in critical condition, requiring respiratory machine and additional machine which is the heart/lung machine (ECMO). Three others require close monitoring and the rest are well.


To date, 1 thousand 211 people are undergoing quarantine under the Infectious Diseases Act, Chapter 204. 655 people have completed their quarantine period and are well. Since early January this year 4 thousand 84 laboratory tests have been conducted.


For more information and the latest updates, visit the Ministry of Health's website at or contact the Health Advice Line at 148.