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Brunei has confirmed a viral report that three students had contracted Covid-19


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On Tuesday (Nov 23), Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Mohd Isham (photo) confirmed a viral message about three kids from Sayyidina Umar Al-Khattab Secondary School who tested positive for Covid-19 on Nov 20.


At the daily news conference, the minister stated that they are all siblings from the same family.


Because schools have yet to begin, the cases are classified as a house cluster rather than a school cluster, he noted.

 

Another claim that there were Covid-19 positive instances among Jerudong Fish Market vendors was also addressed by the minister.


According to Dr. Mohd Isham, a new infection has been discovered, and the patient's close contacts have been recommended to undergo swabbing.


"The Jerudong Fish Market will not be able to operate if they are quarantined and there is no BCP (business continuity plan) in place," the minister stated.


Meanwhile, 71 new Covid-19 cases were reported in Brunei Darussalam on Tuesday, raising the total number of verified cases in the country to 14,701.

 

At the daily news conference, Dr. Mohd Isham gave an update.


According to the ministry, there are 37 new cases linked to ten active clusters.


Meanwhile, four more clusters comprising 21 cases have been discovered.


The new clusters are housing clusters for the company's employees, such as the LKH Sdn Bhd Cluster and the Mah Mega Dormitory Cluster.


After no new cases were found for 28 days, the Pasar Gadong Cluster, Cluster 9012, Cluster 9627, Cluster 10625, Cluster 11942, and Negalang Unat Site Cluster were closed, bringing the total number of active clusters to 145.

 

"Thirteen additional cases are being probed to discover the sources of infection," stated Dr. Mohd Isham.


"Fifty-five cases retrieved, increasing the total number of recovered cases to 14,162, while the number of active cases is 441," the minister added.

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