Minister of Health, Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Awang Mohd Isham Haji Jaafar during a press conference at the Ministry of Health. Image: Fazizul Haqimie

No new cases and recoveries were recorded on Sunday, maintaining the national tally of 141 confirmed cases and 138 recoveries, announced the minister of health in a press conference.

Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Md Isham Hj Jaafar said only one case is currently being treated at the National Isolation Centre (NIC).

“The patient is in critical condition, requiring a heart/lung machine (ECMO) as well as respiratory assistance,” he added.

In the past 24 hours, a total of 256 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, bringing the total number of laboratory tests conducted from January 2020 to 19,386.

The newly-launched BruHealth app. Image: Ridhwan Kamarulzaman

BruHealth app updates

As of today, a total of 254,637 individuals have registered on the BruHealth app, the health minister shared, encouraging those who have not done so, to sign up.

YB Dato Dr Hj Md Isham also revealed that 4,524 businesses and premises have also registered on BruHealth.

Business premises such as supermarkets, grocery stores, restaurants, cafes, stalls and food courts that have not done so are required to obtain a QR code for their premises, ensure that visitors scan and have safe a color code before being allowed into their establishment.

“This is in addition to providing hand sanitisers as well as body temperature checks,” he added.

The minister went on to express his sincere appreciation to the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) in conjunction with RBAF’s 59th anniversary.

“This is especially to those involved in helping to curb the COVID-19 outbreak in Brunei namely at control borders, logistics supervision, surveillance of mosques during Friday prayers, among others.”

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

Alternatively, members of the public can also get the latest information on the COVID-19 situation in Brunei through GOV.BN’s official channel on Telegram at https://t.me/govbnofficial

The Bruneian | BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

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