Students welcome de-escalation plan

Wani Roslan

On July 6, museums, galleries and libraries were allowed to advance from Level 1 to 2 in the de-escalation plan, with a limit of 60 per cent in visitor capacity and group visits of no more than 50 people.

One student, Mohd Faizuddin Ramlee, said that the gradual re-opening of these public facilities has enabled him to look up reference material for further study research.

“I couldn’t just rely on online resources. During the closure, I couldn’t do my assignments, due to lack of information and resources,” he said.

Another student, Nur Dayanah HA, said that she had to use online platforms to complete
her assignments.

“Before the COVID-19 outbreak, my friend and I were planning to visit the library, along with some museums and galleries, to get more information on the history of Brunei Darussalam. Unfortunately, our plans had to be put on hold,” she said.

“It wasn’t just students. Everyone was affected by the closure of these facilities. But now, they are allowed to accommodate more visitors, which is good news to us.”

File photo shows students taking notes at the Brunei Golden Age Gallery at Brunei History Centre. PHOTO: BAHYIAH BAKIR