MEDIA STATEMENT OF THE CURRENT
SITUATION OF THE COVID-19 INFECTION
IN BRUNEI DARUSSALAM
26 Ramadhan 1441 / 20 May 2020
1. The Ministry of Health would like to inform the public that today, Wednesday, 26 Ramadhan 1441 / 20 May 2020, Alhamdulillah with the grace of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'Ala, there is no new case of COVID-19 infection in the country. Therefore, the total number of COVID-19 cases in Brunei Darussalam remains at 141 cases.
2. Meanwhile, there are no case that has recovered from COVID-19 today, therefore the total number of cases recovered remains at 136 individuals. This brings the number of active cases still being treated at the National Isolation Center to 4 cases, where 2 are still in critical condition. However, only one of them still require heart / lung machine (ECMO) as well as respiratory assistance, and one case only requires respiratory assistance. Meanwhile, the rest are in a stable condition.
3. At this time, 12 individuals are currently undergoing quarantine in accordance to the Infectious Diseases Act (Chapter 204) and a total of 2,667 individuals have completed their quarantine.
4. In the past 24 hours, a total of 82 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV2 virus, that brings the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 17,718 tests.
5. Furthermore, following the announcement on the Bruhealth App at the recent press conference, Alhamdulillah at this time a total of 169,212 individuals have registered as users to the application. In addition to that, a total of 2,552 businesses and premises have registered for the application. In this regard, members of the public who have not registered are encouraged to download and register to the Bruhealth App. Public's cooperation in the use of the Bruhealth app and the scanning of the QR Code at the entry and exit point in premises will help ensure the safety of the public including merchants and customers, as well as to facilitate the Ministry of Health to conduct contact tracing in case there is an outbreak of the infection. Let us keep reminding each other on this matter.
6. Furthermore, in the interest of increasing vigilance and taking precautionary measures, the Ministry of Health would also like to remind businesses that offer services such as haircuts, facials and massages to maintain personal hygiene and cleanliness of their premises as well as using face masks, aprons, gloves and to clean the seat or bed each time it is used. In addition, the customer's seat should also be spaced at least one meter or so apart. Failure to comply with these regulations may result in fines under the Infectious Diseases Act (Cap. 204).
7. 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 or through the BruHealth App or healthinfo.gov.bn
Ramadhan Mubarak. May we all be blessed during this glorious month of Ramadhan and all our deeds are accepted. Let us pray that all the patients treated in the National Isolation Centre will be granted full recovery by Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'Ala and Brunei Darussalam to be free from the COVID-19 outbreak. Aamiin Ya Rabbal Alamiin
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Reference : KK/PR/2
Date : 26 Ramadhan 1441H / 20 May 2020