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13/08/2020  Media Conference on the Latest COVID-19 Situation



Brunei Darussalam continues to record no new COVID-19 cases. Therefore, total cases remain at 142. This was stated by Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Doctor Awang Haji Md Isham bin Haji Jaafar, Minister of Health at a media conference on the latest COVID-19 situation yesterday afternoon. Joining the media conference were Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia Doctor Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong, Minister of Home Affairs; Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Abdul Mutalib Bin Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Haji Mohd Yusof, Minister of Transport and Infocommunications; and Yang Berhormat Retired Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Aminuddin Ihsan Bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin, Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports.


According to Yang Berhormat, 1 case that is still being treated at the National Isolation Centre is in stable condition. 13 individuals of the close contact to Case 142 is undergoing quarantine order at monitoring centres provided by the government and are also in stable condition and do not have any signs of infection.


Meanwhile, 726 individuals are undergoing mandatory isolation at the monitoring centres provided by the government for individuals who have just arrived in the country after travelling abroad. At present, 4,128 people have completed their mandatory self-isolation at the monitoring centres.


In the past 24 hours, 1,098 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, bringing the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 45,835 tests. In this regard, the Ministry is pleased to inform that all 90 passengers who were on board the flight BI874 on the 5th of August 2020 together with Case 142 have been confirmed negative for the SARS-CoV-2 test.