10 businesses fined for COVID-19 violations

James Kon

Ten local businesses were issued with compound fines totalling BND3,650, during the nationwide Ops Merati conducted by the Health Enforcement Division under the Ministry of Health (MoH) from December 14 to 20.

Health enforcement personnel discovered common violations such as lack of mask use among employees at eateries, barbershops, and health and beauty establishments; failure to observe social distancing measures; and not carrying out BruHealth QR scans.

A total of 69 business premises were inspected in Anggerek Desa, Kiulap, RBGCC Berakas, Serusop, Gadong, Berakas and Menglait in the Brunei-Muara District; the Mastercon building at Jalan Sungai Pandan in the Belait District; Kampong Tanjong Maya and Kampong Petani in the Tutong District; and Kampong Belais, the grounds of the Pekan Bangar Community Hall and the Temburong Sports Complex in the Temburong District.

Members of the public can log on to the MoH’s official website at www.moh.gov.bn, or social media pages at Facebook and Instagram, for updated information.

The public can also lodge complaints of business premises violating the MoH guidelines or instructions, by e-mailing [email protected] or contacting Darussalam line at 123.