Brunei records 63 new cases, one death

One positive case has passed away on Friday announced the Minister of Health, leading the total number of COVID-19 related fatalities in Brunei to 16. Speaking during a press conference, Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Md Isham Hj Jaafar said that the deceased was Case 2864, a 79-year-old man who died of a…

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ISTRAC installs new satellite communications system in Brunei

Network Integrity Assurance Technologies (NiAT) recently installed a new VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) satellite communications system at the India Space Research Organisation Telemetry, Tracking, and Command (ISRO TTC) Station in Tungku Submarine Cable Station. The installation aimed to establish a satellite link between Brunei and their rocket launch spaceport in Sriharikota Range (SHAR), India….

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Over 400 job vacancies created amidst COVID-19 second wave

Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister of Finance and Economy on Tuesday  shared that 457 new job vacancies were created amidst the second wave of COVID-19 in Brunei.  Speaking during a press conference, Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Mohd Amin Liew explained that the 457 vacancies were recorded between 7th…

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Brunei reports 133 new cases, 153 recoveries

One hundred and thirty-three new active cases were recorded on Friday, leading the total number of COVID-19 cases in Brunei to 3,093,  announced the minister of health. Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Md Isham Hj Jaafar in a press conference also revealed that 153 individuals have recovered which figure includes 34 positive cases…

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Brunei sees record-high new COVID-19 recoveries

For two consecutive days, Brunei Darussalam has recorded more than a hundred recovered COVID-19 cases, surpassing the daily number of new positive cases and leading the total number of recoveries in the sultanate to stand at almost a thousand, with 966 cases.  On Monday, the Ministry of Health recorded 111 recovered cases which surpassed the…

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MoH postpones first dose vaccine appointments

The Ministry of Health has temporarily postponed vaccine services for individuals who have made reservations for the first dose due to a shortage in supply of COVID-19 vaccines, the Minister of Health shared on Tuesday. Speaking during a press conference, Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Md Isham Hj Jaafar said that vaccination centres…

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Brunei’s COVID-19 death toll doubles, Delta variant confirmed

Brunei Darussalam’s COVID-19 death toll has doubled to seven cases following four coronavirus-related fatalities that were reported in the span of three consecutive days this week, where all of the deceased have been individuals past the age of 50 years old. The last recorded fatality prior to the resurgence of the coronavirus on 7 August…

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Ministry of Health’s latest genome sequencing machine helps speed up sample runs

The Ministry of Health (MoH) recently received a genome sequencing machine with other equipment and materials donated by IDG Capital (IDG) which contribution aims to support Brunei Darussalam in its fight against COVID-19. The donation consists of a genetic sequencer DNBSEQ-G50, MegaBOLT bioinformatics analysis workstation, ATOPlex SARS-CoV-2 software, and sequencing reaction kits, reagent kits, circularisation…

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