MEDIA STATEMENT OF THE
CURRENT SITUATION OF THE COVID-19 INFECTION
IN BRUNEI DARUSSALAM
4 April 2020
1. As of today, Saturday, 10 Syaaban 1441 / 04 April 2020, the Ministry of Health would like to inform the public of 1 new case of COVID-19 infection in the country, bringing the total number of cases in Brunei Darussalam to 135 people.
- Case 135, a local man aged 43 years old who went to Malaysia on 27 February 2020 but he did not attend the tabligh religious gathering at Masjid Jamek Sri Petaling, Malaysia. He then went to Makassar, Indonesia on 10 March 2020 to attend a tabligh religious gathering there. However, the tabligh religious gathering was canceled and he was quarantined by the Indonesian Authority until March 24, 2020. On March 25, 2020 he left for Jakarta and on 2 April 2020, embarked on a flight to Kuala Lumpur on-board Malaysia Airlines MH720. He then returned to Brunei Darussalam on 3 April 2020 from Kuala Lumpur via Miri, Sarawak on-board Malaysian Airlines MH2574 (seated at 2G). He started developing symptoms (cough) since 22 March 2020.
2. The Ministry of Health would like to inform the public that Alhamdulillah, by the grace of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala, today, 1 more case treated at the National Isolation Center have recovered and allowed to return home, bringing total number of people recovered so far are 66 people. This means that there are 68 cases that are still being treated at the National Isolation Center. Of these, 3 cases are still in critical condition and require respiratory assistance in the Intensive Care Unit at the National Isolation Center, where one of them still requires heart / lung machine (ECMO) assistance. Meanwhile, the rest are in stable condition.
3. At this time, a total of 353 individuals are undergoing quarantine in accordance to the Infectious Disease Act (Chapter 204). Whereas, 1,984 individuals have completed their quarantine and are in stable condition. As of today, 243 individuals have completed their self-isolation period in isolation facilities provided by the Government and are allowed to return to their respective homes. Since early January 2020, a total of 7,801 laboratory tests for COVID-19 have been conducted, leading to a ratio of 1 in 56 residents of the country has been tested for COVID-19.
4. The Ministry of Health would like to further inform the public that starting tomorrow, Sunday, 5 April 2020, all individuals arriving in Brunei Darussalam will be required to undergo self-isolation in facilities provided by the Government and will no longer be allowed to undergo self-isolation in their own home.
5. 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) or through the web application healthinfo.gov.bn
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Reference : KK/PR/2
Date : 10 Syaaban 1441H / 04 April 2020