The Minister of Health also explained that there are 8 cases are of pregnant women who are currently being treated at the National Isolation Centre, whereas two more cases have recovered. On the 24th of August 2021, one case who was also a pregnant woman has safely delivered a baby boy at the Centre. The mother had undergone caesarean delivery to reduce the chance of adverse effect from COVID-19 infection. At this time, both the mother and child are in good health.
Pregnant women are included in those who are at high risk of severe side effects from the COVID-19 infection. The existing Government Policy has allowed pregnant women in the country to get the COVID-19 vaccine injection to protect themselves and the unborn child. Since the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19 was opened to all pregnant women, only 1,701 pregnant women out of 2,776 individuals have been registered, which means only 61.3 per cent have turned up to get the COVID-19 vaccine injection. Pregnant women are advised to get the COVID-19 vaccine injection to protect themselves and their families. In the past 24 hours, 4,212 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, bringing the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 217,168 tests.
Source: Radio Television Brunei