COVID-19 updates: Compound fine up to BND5,000 for health order violators

 

The Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Mohammad Isham bin Hj Jaafar at the daily COVID-19 press briefing said that no new COVID-19 case in was recorded in Brunei today, maintaining the national tally at 141.

No active cases are being treated at the National Isolation Centre (NIC) in Tutong.

 

The Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Md Isham bin Hj Jaafar speaking at the daily COVID-19 press conference held at Al-‘Afiah Hall of the Ministry of Health today. PHOTO: Rahwani Zahari

At this time, 17 individuals are currently undergoing quarantine in accordance to the Infectious Diseases Act (Chapter 204) and a total of 2,806 individuals have completed their quarantine and are in good condition.

In the past 24 hours, a total of 264 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV2 virus, that brings the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 26,195 tests.

The health minister also informed that a total of 390,834 individuals have registered as users to BruHealth application. In addition, a total of 9,817 businesses and premises have registered for the application.

 


 

Compound fine up to BND5,000 for health order violators

The health ministry announced today that with the consent of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izaddin Waddaulah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) and health enforcement officials under the MoH are now authorised to levy compound fines up to BND5000 for those defying orders and regulations under the Infectious Diseases Act (Chapter 204).

Offenders also face conviction in the court of law, of up to BND10,000 fine or 6 month’s imprisonment, or both.

 

Health enforcement officials inspecting a restaurant during Ops Merati 2 recently. PHOTO: MOH

 


 

COVID-19 daily press conference- June 19

Posted by Borneo Bulletin on Friday, 19 June 2020

 


 

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