Top officials visit Pandemic Monitoring Centres

Izah Azahari

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) conducted a number of visits to COVID-19 Pandemic Monitoring Centres nationwide yesterday, among which were The Rizqun International Hotel in Gadong and Parkview Hotel in Kampong Jerudong.

The purpose of the visits was to ensure the welfare and comfort of personnel monitoring the centres as well as ensuring facilities are adequate.

Permanent Secretary (Safety, Welfare and Law) at the MoHA Mohd Amir Hairil bin Haji Mahmud led the visit.

Currently eight monitoring centres are still active where 211 people are undergoing isolation comprising 50 Bruneians, 28 permanent residents, 133 foreigners and 28 students who have returned from abroad.

During the visits, the permanent secretary met and exchanged views with the frontliners before carrying out discussions with relevant agencies. Each monitoring centre is provided special rooms for their monitoring operation.

The visit to The Rizqun International Hotel also saw the Acting Director of the National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC) Shahrin bin Haji Mohd Jawie presenting goodies to Muslim tenants undergoing self-isolation at the monitoring centre in the spirit of Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration.

So far, a total of 78 personnel have been deployed on rotation comprising those from the Ministry of Health, the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF), the Fire and Rescue Department as well as volunteers from Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah and the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports.

They are also supported by other agencies from the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism and the Ministry of Education.

Permanent Secretary (Safety, Welfare and Law) at the Ministry of Home Affairs Mohd Amir Hairil bin Haji Mahmud and Acting Director of the National Disaster Management Centre Shahrin bin Haji Mohd Jawie during the visits.
ABOVE & BELOW: Permanent Secretary (Safety, Welfare and Law) at the Ministry of Home Affairs Mohd Amir Hairil bin Haji Mahmud and Acting Director of the National Disaster Management Centre Shahrin bin Haji Mohd Jawie during the visits. PHOTOS: RAHWANI ZAHARI

Permanent Secretary (Safety, Welfare and Law) at the Ministry of Home Affairs Mohd Amir Hairil bin Haji Mahmud and Acting Director of the National Disaster Management Centre Shahrin bin Haji Mohd Jawie during the visits.