BND10K fine for business premises found falsifying BruHealth QR code info

James Kon

To date, 180,540 individuals and 2,852 companies and premises have registered for the BruHealth app since its introduction last week.

However, it was found that several business managers falsified information when filling in the capacity of their premises, an offence under the Infectious Diseases Act (Chapter 204).

This was stated by Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar yesterday.

The minister said, “There are several premises that have registered for the BruHealth QR code. However, several business managers have been found to falsify information when filling in the total capacity of their premises.”

“This act is an offence under the Infectious Diseases Act (Chapter 204) where if found guilty can be prosecuted with a fine up to BND10,000 or imprisonment up to six months or both. The Ministry of Health (MoH) will not hesitate to take legal actions against anyone found violating any of the directives issued.”

The minister said that the government will conduct random patrols to ensure that this directive is being complied.

Speaking on the issues of the allowed customer entry quota being filled up by takeaway customers and customers who forget to scan the QR code upon leaving the restaurant, the minister said, the MoH has updated the system where registered customers will be automatically signed out from the BruHealth system after over two hours in the premises.

“A new feature will be introduced in the application commencing tomorrow whereby a separate QR Code for takeaway customers can be generated for the same premises via www.healthinfo.gov.bn/register,” Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohammad Isham said.