A/H1N1 flu cases rise to 42 in Brunei
The Brunei Health Ministry confirmed ten more new cases of A/H1N1 flu on Tuesday, bringing the total number of the cases to 42 in the sultanate, Xinhua reported.
Brunei local newspapers reported on Wednesday that among the new cases, two patients were children aged nine-year-old and ten- year-old respectively, while others aged between 14-year-old and 38-year-old.
The ministry said that some patients returned to Brunei from Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines.
The ministry urged government departments, shopping centers and cinemas to provide proper hand washing facilities for public use.
Meanwhile, Brunei National Disaster Council Chairman Al- Muhtadee Billah called for all parties to be ready for the worst scenario.
The prince highlighted the issues in tackling the flu, including logistical capacity and manpower to prepare for possible fatal virus infections in Brunei.
He also suggested to establish a media center to disseminate information about the disease effectively to the public.