Progress made on BruHealth app

Izah Azahari

The BruHealth app, once it becomes available to the public, will give the government better control over Brunei’s small population as risks cannot be taken with regard to COVID-19 when re-opening business premises.

This was revealed by Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah who added that with the reopening of premises, there is a need to have a control mechanism in place to enable monitoring in the event of a spread.

Explaining the application, the minister said people will need to scan a QR code before entering a premise as well as when they exit so time spent in the premise will
be known.

“In case there is any infection, we will know who are the people we need to trace immediately,” said the minister.

Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew said in terms of preparation of the application, approval from Google Play for Android has been obtained, and they are awaiting approval from Apple for iPhone users.

“Once we have the approval, we should be able to share with the public a bit more and of course this is all in preparation for the potential opening of certain premises,” he said.

Some premises currently open like supermarkets, may also see the introduction of this app for better monitoring and control, the minister said.