COVID-19 updates in Brunei – March 17

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COVID-19 updates in Brunei – March 17

Post by satoshian06 » Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:34 am



Ministry of Health announced 2 new COVID-19 cases in Brunei today, bringing the national toll to 56.

Case 55 is a second generation case of the first cluster while Case 56 attended a Tabligh gathering in Brunei.

2 patients are in critical condition and one requires intensive care, while the others are in stable condition.

To date, 1257 are under the quarantine order. 1,516 laboratory tests have been made since January 2020.

Contact tracing is still being actively carried out by the Ministry of Health.

4 out of the 9 Tabligh congregants who are still in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia have tested positive for COVID-19 and are being treated in Malaysia.

As a precautionary measure, all cinemas in Brunei will be closed temporarily starting tomorrow.

– 5.36pm

As a precautionary measure, all cinemas in Brunei will be closed temporarily starting tomorrow.

The education ministry has home-based learning contingency plans for all schools, should extension of current school holidays are required – Minister of Education.

The education ministry is closely monitoring the welfare of Brunei students abroad – Minister of Education.

The Second Minister of Foreign Affairs urges all Bruneians abroad to register at the Ministry’s website at

The entry ban to Brunei has been extended to visitors from all countries in Europe, including the United Kingdom, except for citizens and residents of Brunei.

A 14-day self-isolation order will be imposed on all visitor arrivals through all ports on entry in Brunei.

Companies registered in Brunei are exempted from applying for approval to enter and exit the country for commercial purposes, including for courier services. Flow of goods and cargo will also continue from overseas.


The country’s supply of meat, poultry, fish, shrimp and vegetables are ample to sustain Brunei’s population and there is no need for panic buying – Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism.

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