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: Ridhwan Kamarulzaman

No new cases of the COVID-19 virus were reported in the sultanate for 36 consecutive days, leading the national tally to remain at 141 cases, the Ministry of Health announced on Friday.

Speaking during a press conference, Health Minister, Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Md Isham Hj Jaafar said that there were also no new recoveries making the total number of cases that have recovered from the coronavirus to stand still at 138 individuals.

However, one active case remains in critical condition undergoing treatment at the National Isolation Centre (NIC), requiring both respiratory and heart/lung machine (ECMO) assistance.

Meanwhile, 88 individuals are currently undergoing quarantine in accordance with the Infectious Diseases Act (Chapter 204) and a total of 2,735 individuals have completed their quarantine and are in good condition.

In the past 24 hours, a total of 423 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, bringing the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 24,131 tests.

The minister went on to say that following the announcement on the BruHealth app, the minister said that the tracing app has accumulated 371,347 registered users including a total of 7,257 companies and premises having registered on the platform.

Meanwhile, a total of 2,145 business premises have downloaded the PremiseScan application.

“In relation to the PremiseScan application, all premises are advised to download the application to facilitate the QR code scanning especially for those who do not have access to mobile phone devices to enter premises,” added the minister.

For further information and the latest development, visit MoH’s website www.moh.gov.bn, or by contacting the Health Advice Line 148 or through the BruHealth App or healthinfo.gov.bn.

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

The Bruneian | BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

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