Minister of Health YB Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Awang Mohd Isham Haji Jaafar during a press conference at the ministry of health. Image: Ridhwan Kamarulzaman

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

Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Md Isham Hj Jaafar in a press conference said that the total number of cases that have recovered from the novel coronavirus is 138 individuals.

Meanwhile, only one case still being treated at the National Isolation Centre, where the case is still in critical condition and requires heart/lung machine (ECMO) as well as respiratory assistance.

In the past 24 hours, a total of 255 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, bringing the total number of laboratory tests conducted from January 2020 to 18,962.

BruHealth app updates

The tracing app has accumulated 242,827 registered as users with a total of 4,100 businesses and premises already on the platform, added the minister.

YB Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Md Isham Hj Jaafar 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.

The newly-launched BruHealth app. Image: Ridhwan Kamarulzaman

YB Dato Dr Hj Md Isham went on to remind the public on the importance of the continuous practice of preventive measures and to be vigilant where ever they are by practicing physical distancing, ensuring hand hygiene as well as practicing the correct cough and sneeze etiquette.

“In celebrating this year’s Eid, the public is also reminded to abide by the Eid Aidilfitri Guideline that was released by the Ministry of Health such as to only celebrate Eid only with immediate family members and to abide by the mass gathering guideline that is to limit to 20 -30 individuals at any one time according to the size of the home,” stressed the minister.

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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