Minister warns against violating regulations

James Kon

Employees at barber shops, salons and massage spas have been instructed to maintain personal hygiene and cleanliness in addition to using face masks, aprons and gloves.

They are also required to disinfect seats and beds after use, while customers should be seated at least one metre apart. Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar yesterday warned that failing to comply with these regulations may result in fines under the Infectious Diseases Act (Chapter 204).

Regarding the latest number of registrations for the BruHealth app, the minister said, “Alhamdulillah, currently 169,212 individuals are registered as users. In addition, 2,552 businesses and premises registered for the application.”

The non-personal registrations to BruHealth included restaurants (1,133), schools (216), retail shops (205), offices (146), food stalls (130), government premises (73), barbers/salons (42), recreational clubs (29), car workshops (28), health centres and clinics (27), shopping malls (20), places of interest (15), markets (13), golf courses (nine), supermarkets (six), places of worship (five), hospitals (four) and cinemas (three), as well as 303 others.

The public, business and premises are encouraged to register for the BruHealth app to ensure public safety and facilitate contact tracing for the Ministry of Health.

Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar at the daily press conference yesterday. PHOTO: RAHWANI ZAHARI