Media Conference on the Latest COVID-19 Situation

The Minister of Health also explained that with the detection of the latest cases, seven cases of local infection have been detected in Brunei Darussalam with the source of infection for two of the cases have not yet been identified. The Minister of Health added, two cases treated at the National Isolation Centre have recovered. Thus, the total number of cases that have recovered are 294 people. This means that the number of active cases being treated at the National Isolation Centre is 50 people.

 

A total of 619 people are undergoing mandatory self-isolation at monitoring centres set up by the Government, namely those who have just arrived in the country after travelling from abroad. To date, a total of 23,314 people have completed their mandatory self-isolation at the facilities. In the past 24 hours, 304 samples were tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus bringing the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 155,845. Following the detection of the latest cases, the Ministry of Health would like to remind the public that although those who have received the COVID-19 vaccine injection are still likely to be infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus but in general, the infection will only cause mild side effects. The COVID-19 vaccine injection is still the most effective measure to prevent the infection. Individuals who have not yet received the COVID-19 vaccine injection, especially those at high risk such as the elderly and those with chronic diseases are advised to book the injection slot as soon as possible. Meanwhile, walk-in or injection slot without reservation at vaccination centres will only be given to senior citizens aged 60 and above or persons with disabilities.

 

Source: Radio Television Brunei