Statistics show effectiveness of containment efforts

Azlan Othman

The statistics on the COVID-19 outbreak in the past few days have shown the effectiveness of the containment efforts in Brunei Darussalam, said Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar yesterday.

However, he urged members of the public to continue carrying out their social responsibilities and promote preventive measures. “Although our country has not implemented any movement control as practised in other countries, the public is reminded to always practise physical distancing and adhere to the restrictions on mass gatherings enforced today under the Infectious Diseases Act, Chapter 204.”

Health officials sorting out samples to be sent out for lab testing. (PHOTO: HAKIM HAYAT)

The minister also recommended social distancing for all physical and sporting activities at the national stadium and recreational zones.

“Avoid gathering in groups before, during and after those (sporting) activities, and leave immediately once you have finished,” he said.

The public can obtain the latest updates from the Ministry of Health’s (MoH) website, or the Health Advice Line at 148, or the web application at