Mass gatherings not permitted: MoH

James Kon

Mass gatherings, including wedding and sporting events are not permitted at present taking into consideration the COVID-19 situation in Brunei Darussalam and advice from the World Health Organization (WHO), the Ministry of Health (MoH) stated.

With the consent of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, the Israk Mikraj celebration this year will not take place.

Meanwhile, members of the public, especially individuals with chronic ailments like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, respiratory disease and cancer as well as pregnant women and senior citizens are advised to practice social distancing measures like not to shake hands, avoid sitting too close in public places and avoid crowded places.