Brunei reports 1 new case of COVID-19, 135 in total

Source: Xinhua| 2020-04-04 23:05:49|Editor: huaxia

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, April 4 (Xinhua) -- Brunei reported one new case of the COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the country's total to 135 cases.

According to Brunei's Ministry of Health, case 135 is a 43-year-old local man, who returned to Brunei on Friday after traveling to Malaysia and Indonesia and started developing symptoms since March 22.

One more patient has recovered, bringing the total recovered cases to 66. Three patients are still in critical condition, requiring ventilator support, while one patient is under intensive care. The rest are in stable condition.

The ministry stated that so far, a total of 353 individuals are undergoing quarantine, 1,984 people have completed the quarantine period and 7,801 laboratory tests for the COVID-19 have been conducted.

The ministry also announced that starting from Sunday, all travelers entering Brunei will only be allowed to undergo 14-day isolation at government monitoring centers instead of self-isolation at home, which was previously an option for Bruneians returning from overseas.