MEDIA STATEMENT OF THE CURRENT
SITUATION OF THE COVID-19 INFECTION
IN BRUNEI DARUSSALAM
08 Zulkaedah 1441 / 30 June 2020
1. The Ministry of Health would like to inform the public that today, Tuesday, 08 Zulkaedah 1441 / 30 June 2020, Alhamdulillah with the grace of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'Ala, there is no new case of COVID-19 infection in the country. Therefore, the total number of COVID-19 cases in Brunei Darussalam remains at 141 cases.
2. Meanwhile, currently there are 407 individuals who are undergoing mandatory isolation at the monitoring centers provided by the Government, who have just arrived in the country after traveling abroad. At present, a total of 2,704 individuals have completed their mandatory self-isolation at the monitoring centres.
3. In the past 24 hours, a total of 324 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus that brings the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 29,547 tests.
4. Following the announcement on the Bruhealth App, Alhamdulillah at this time a total of 406,071 individuals have registered to the application. For companies and premises, a total of 10,950 have registered for the BruHealth application. Meanwhile, regarding the premiseScan application, a total of 5,995 have downloaded the PremiseScan application by 4,269 business premises.
5. Furthermore, the Ministry of Health would like to inform that a monitoring and enforcement patrol operation on business premises, especially restaurants, food stalls and food courts has been carried out recently to ensure that the directives issued by the Ministry of Health to control the spread of COVID-19 infection are complied with by the managers and employees of the business premises. The Operasi Merati was conducted at a business center in Bandar Seri Begawan where a total of 21 food premises were inspected by Enforcement Officers from the Health Enforcement Unit, Ministry of Health. As a result of the operation, it was found that three (3) of the 21 business premises did not comply with the directives issued and were issued compound fines by the Health Enforcement Unit. Several of the offences that were found during the operation were:
- They did not provide any body temperature check before entering the premises;
- The food handlers did not wear face mask;
- No social distancing measures were in place at the premises for the safety of visitors (for dine in or take away);
6. In this regard, the Ministry of Health would again like to emphasize and remind business owners and their employees to comply with the Ministry of Health's directives, and continue to carry out their social responsibilities and to practice COVID-19 prevention measures in their business premises. It is important to obtain the BruHealth QR code specific to the premises and then print the QR code and place it at the premises for customers to scan before entering and immediately before leaving the premises; conducting temperature checks on the customers before they enter the premise; and ensuring that customers comply with the guidelines of social distancing; while practicing hygiene measures within the business premises.
7. For further information and latest updates, members of the public can visit the official website of the Ministry of Health at www.moh.gov.bn or by contacting the Health Advice Line 148 or through the BruHealth App or the app healthinfo.gov.bn
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Reference : KK/PR/2
Date : 08 Zulkaedah 1441H / 30 June 2020