Follow Hari Raya guidelines, minister urges

Azlan Othman

Muslims should abide by the Hari Raya Aidilfitri guidelines released by the Ministry of Health (MoH). Hari Raya should be celebrated only with immediate family members limiting it to between 20 and 30 individuals at any one time according to the size of the house.

This was stated by Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar during the daily press conference yesterday.

“The public should also continue to practise preventive measures and be vigilant whereever they are by practising physical distancing, ensuring hand hygiene as well as practising the correct cough and sneeze etiquettes,” the minister added.

The MoH also informed that no new COVID-19 infection case was reported in the country yesterday. The total number of COVID-19 cases in Brunei Darussalam remains at 141, while the number of cases that have recovered is 138.

One case is being treated at the National Isolation Centre. The patient is in a critical condition and requires heart/lung machine (ECMO) and respiratory assistance.

Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham during the press conference. PHOTO: RAHWANI ZAHARI

Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham added that in the past 24 hours, 255 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus bringing the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 18,962.

He also said following the announcement on the BruHealth app, 242,827 individuals have registered as users of the application while 4,100 businesses and premises have registered for the application.

Members of the public who have not registered are encouraged to download and register to the BruHealth app.

Public cooperation in the use of the BruHealth app and the QR code scanning at entry and exit points at premises will help ensure public safety as well as facilitate the MoH to conduct contact tracing in case there is an outbreak of the infection, the minister said.

The public can visit the MoH official website at www.moh.gov.bn or contact the Health Advice Line at 148 for information and updates.