Brunei reports first COVID-19 death

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN: Brunei Darussalam reported its first death from COVID-19 in the country, the Ministry of Health said Saturday.

According to the ministry, the deceased was a 64-year-old man who returned to Brunei from Malaysia and Cambodia on March 4, Xinhua news agency reported.

The man who passed away on Friday night at the National Isolation Centre in Tutong District is the 25th COVID-19 case in the sultanate.

A new case was confirmed on Friday in Brunei, bringing the national COVID-19 tally to 115.