Local caught after escaping quarantine

The Ministry of Health (MoH) reiterated the importance of complying with the Quarantine Order and Self-Isolation Notice, after a local was found to have escaped quarantine.

This was said by Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar at a press conference yesterday.

The local, who has since been apprehended for further investigations, faces up to BND10,000 fine or six-month jail term or both under Chapter 204 of the Infectious Diseases Act if found guilty.

The MoH and Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) will continue to monitor the movement of those in quarantine and self-isolation.