BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, AUGUST 08, 2021
Brunei reported 17 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, including 15 local infections and two (2) imported cases, bringing the national tally to 364.
According to Brunei's Ministry of Health, five (5) of the new cases were classified as the Al-Falah Cluster and seven (7) of the new cases belonged to the TOTAL Cluster. All 12 patients are close contacts of earlier infections detected on Saturday.
Investigation is currently ongoing to identify the source of infection for the rest of three (3) local cases, who have mild symptoms but no overseas traveling history.
Meanwhile, the imported cases are two (2) men who arrived in the country on August 04, 2021 ( Wednesday ) from Manila, the Philippines.
The health ministry said that contact tracing for all these new cases is still actively running.
The ministry also reminded the public that according to revised face mask guidelines, which require face masks to be worn at all times and to cover the wearer's nose and mouth, any individual who fails to comply with the directive will be liable to a compound fine of 100 Brunei Dollars (74 U.S. Dollars).
There are currently 67 active cases being treated and monitored at the National Isolation Center. Before the detection of local cases on Saturday, Brunei has kept a record of 457 days without community infections since May 6, 2020.
There have been a total of 294 recovered patients and three deaths reported from COVID-18 so far in the country.
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@ Jackie San