MEDIA STATEMENT OF THE CURRENT SITUATION OF THE COVID-19 INFECTION IN BRUNEI DARUSSALAM
25 March 2020
1. As of today, 30 Rejab 1441 / 25 March 2020, the Ministry of Health would like to inform the public of 5 new cases of COVID-19 infection in the country, bringing the total number of cases in Brunei Darussalam to 109 people.
- Case 105, a local man aged 17 years old is related to the family cluster travelling to Surabaya, Indonesia and returned to Brunei on 20 March 2020 onboard Royal Brunei BI796.
- Case 106, a local aged 23 years old returned to Brunei from United Kingdom on 23 March 2020 on-board Royal Brunei BI004 (seated at 39B). She started developing symptoms (headache) on 24 March 2020.
- Case 107, a foreigner working in Brunei Darussalam, aged 51 years old and returned to Brunei from Surabaya, Indonesia on 20 March 2020 on-board Royal Brunei BI796 (seated 29B). However, this case did not join the group cluster with Case 91, 93, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 102, 104 and 105.
- Case 108, aged 72 years old is related to the cluster with Case 73, 80, 88, 101 and 109. He returned to Brunei from United Kingdom with Case 73 on 16 March 2020 and his initial laboratory results was negative. But he does not have any symptoms of infection.
- Case 109, aged 33 years old is related to the Case 73, 80, 88, 101 and 108. He does not have any travel history and started developing symptoms (fever and flu) on 23 March 2020.
2. The Ministry of Health would like to inform the public that from the 107 Cases that are currently treated in the National Isolation Centre, one is still in critical condition and in need of respiratory assistance, as well as the assistance of a heart/lung machine (ECMO). Meanwhile, three are still in intensive care, while the remaining cases are in stable condition.
3. The Ministry of Health would also like to inform that as of today, there are currently 1,211 individuals who are undergoing quarantine, in accordance to the Infectious Diseases Act (Chapter 204). Meanwhile, 655 individuals have completed their quarantine and are in stable condition. Since early January 2020, a total of 4,084 laboratory tests for COVID-19 have been conducted.
4. For further information and latest updates, members of the public can visit the official website of the Ministry of Health at www.moh.gov.bn or by contacting the Health Advice Line 148 (operating 24-hours).
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Reference : KK/PR/2
Date : 30 Rejab 1441H / 25 March 2020