Brunei reports 595 new COVID-19 cases, posting 3 straight days over 500

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, June 15 (Xinhua) -- Brunei reported 595 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the national tally to 154,728.

As a country of 420,000 people, Brunei has recorded more than 500 new cases for three straight days since June 13 after the government announced more eased control measures earlier this month.

Among the new cases, 589 cases were confirmed by Antigen Rapid Test (ART) uploaded to the government and six cases were detected from 318 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) laboratory tests performed in the past 24 hours.

As of Tuesday, 71.9 percent of Brunei's population have received three doses of COVID-19 vaccines.

The country also announced that the second COVID-19 booster vaccination is now open voluntarily starting Wednesday for those in specific categories, including healthcare workers and frontliners who are exposed to a high risk of infection.

The COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Sinopharm are administered in Brunei.

Currently, 3,279 active cases are being treated and monitored in Brunei, where 151,224 recoveries from COVID-19 have been reported. Enditem

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