13 business premises fined for violating MoH guidelines

James Kon

Thirteen business establishments were slapped with compound fines totalling BND2,700 during Operasi Merati for violating the Ministry of Health (MoH) guidelines to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country from August 31 to September 6.

Among the violations were restaurant staff not using face masks when preparing and handling food and staff not wearing face masks in barbershops and beauty salons. Some businesses were also found not conducting temperature checks.

Health enforcement personnel advised customers to use the BruHealth app and practise physical distancing.

The ministry reminded business owners, managers and staff to comply with the regulations.

The public is also reminded to wear face masks and comply with government guidelines when entering mosques, suraus and religious halls.

Managers of premises are required to obtain the BruHealth QR scan and display it where customers can scan easily.

They are also reminded to make use of the PremiseScan app for customers who do not have a BruHealth app and to refrain from using log books to take personal details.

Eateries must comply with guidelines when serving a buffet.

The public can visit www.moh.gov.bn or the ministry’s Facebook and Instagram for updates.

Complaints can be lodged through [email protected] or contact Darussalam hotline at 123.