Couples opt for simplicity amid COVID-19

Azlan Othman

Amid the current COVID-19 pandemic, couples opt for simplicity where only the solemnisation of marriage is carried out instead of lavish weddings.

Since March 28, some 276 couples carried out marriage solemnisations in the Sultanate, of which 180 solemnisations were in the Brunei-Muara District, 32 in Tutong, 47 in Belait and 11 in Temburong, Syariah Courts said. Radio Television Brunei reported that couples must forward completed solemnisation applications beforehand, adhere to Ministry of Health (MoH) guidelines such as observing social distancing during the ceremony.

The couple’s health status is also taken into account.

The solemnisations are carried out at the Syariah Subordinate Court and can be attended by only the immediate family members.