Mon, 25 Jan 2021

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Dec. 1 (Xinhua) -- Brunei reported one new imported case of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the national tally to 151.

According to Brunei's Ministry of Health, the case is a 26-year-old woman arriving at Brunei on Nov. 20 via Kuala Lumpur from Nepal. The woman reportedly showed no signs of infection and is currently being treated at the National Isolation Center.

The Ministry of Health has identified two contacts and both of whom have undergone the COVID-19 swab tests and were confirmed negative. They are undergoing quarantine.

This is the first confirmed case reported in Brunei this month. Brunei reported another two imported cases on Nov. 23 and Nov. 24, who were back from India and Egypt, respectively.

With the detection of this latest case, there are three active cases being treated at the National Isolation Centre. A total of 10 imported cases have been confirmed since the last local infection case was recorded on May 6. At present, Brunei has recorded 209 days without any COVID-19 local infections.

Meanwhile, 484 individuals are currently undergoing mandatory self-isolation at the monitoring centers provided by the government, who have arrived in the country after traveling abroad.

There have been three deaths resulted from COVID-19 in Brunei and a total of 145 patients have recovered.

Meanwhile, The Ministry of Health reminded the public to practice their social responsibilities by maintaining personal hygiene, practice proper cough and sneeze etiquette, recommended to wear a face mask in crowded public places and if feeling unwell, not to go to public places and attend social gatherings.

The ministry also said it will continue to monitor the situation of the outbreak at the national as well as regional and global levels and carry out ongoing risk assessments to consider further mitigation measures.

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