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 COVID-19 infection were reported in the sultanate, which brings the national tally for COVID-19 cases to 138, the Minister of Health announced.

Speaking during a press conference, Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Md Isham Hj Jaafar said that one individual has recovered from the COVID-19 virus, bringing the total number of recovered cases in the sultanate to 120.

A total of 17 active cases are still being treated at the National Isolation Cente (NIC), where two individuals are still in critical condition, with both requiring respiratory and heart/lung machine (ECMO) assistance.

At present, a total of 2430 individuals have completed their quarantine, while 134 individuals are currently undergoing quarantine in accordance to the Infectious Disease Act (Chapter 204).

In the past 24 hours, a total of 340 samples have been tested for SARS-CoV-2 virus, bringing the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 12,770 tests.

Meanwhile, no recovered patients have been re-admitted to the NIC, the health minister revealed.

“This brings the total number of re-admitted cases to 21 individuals, of which 10 individuals are still undergoing further examination and testings,” he added.

During the press conference, YB Dato Dr Hj Md Isham advised members of the public to stay healthy during the holy month of Ramadhan by practicing healthy habits.

Furthermore, the public is also advised to consume healthy food and eat moderately.

A man seen walking in the park to exercise. Image: Fazizul Haqimie

“Reduce salt and sugar in food and drinks, increase fruit and vegetable intake, drink at least 8 to 12 glasses of water during and after the breaking of fast, after performing terawih prayers and during sahur,” he said.

The health minister further added that the public can still perform light physical activities such as walking, cycling or gardening before breaking fast or after terawih prayers for 30 minutes a day.

“Those who smoke are encouraged to take the opportunity during this holy month to stop smoking for their own health and their families,” the minister added.

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

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

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