The BruHealth app which contains the details and latest info on the COVID-19 situation in the country. Image: Ridhwan Kamarulzaman

A total of 156,961 individuals have registered as users with the BruHealth tracing app as of today, the minister of health announced.

YB Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Md Isham Hj Jaafar in a press briefing revealed that a total of 2,313 businesses and premises are on the platform.

He also encouraged members of the public who have not registered to the BruHealth app to download and register.

“Public’s cooperation in the use of the app and the scanning of the QR Code at the entry and exit points in premises will help ensure the safety of the public including merchants and customers,” he said, adding that it also facilitates the ministry to conduct contact tracing in case of an outbreak.

“Let us keep reminding each other on this matter,” said the health minister.

Zero cases, no new recoveries reported

No new confirmed cases of the COVID-19 infection were reported in the sultanate today with the national tally to remain at 141 cases.

The minister went on to announce that no patients have recovered from the novel coronavirus maintaining the total of 136 recoveries.

Minister of Health YB Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Md Isham Hj Jaafar in a press briefing held at the ministry of health. Image: Ridhwan Kamarulzaman

Meanwhile, four active cases are still receiving treatment at the National Isolation Cente (NIC), where two individuals are still in critical condition; one still requires both requiring respiratory and heart/lung machine (ECMO) assistance and the other is only on respiratory assistance.

As of today, a total of 2,582 individuals have completed their quarantine, while 97 individuals are currently undergoing quarantine in accordance with the Infectious Disease Act (Chapter 204).

In the past 24 hours, a total of 222 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, bringing the total number of laboratory tests conducted from January 2020 to 17,636 tests.

For further information and latest development, visit MoH’s website www.moh.gov.bn or call its 24-hour Health Advice Line 148 or through the web platform healthinfo.gov.bn or through the BruHealth App.

Alternatively, members of the public can also get the latest information on the COVID-19 situation in Brunei through GOV.BN official channel on Telegram at https://t.me/govbnofficial

The Bruneian | BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

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