Three businesses fined for violating restrictions

Izah Azahari

The Ministry of Health (MoH) through its Health Enforcement Unit carried out a number of Ops Merati from June 30 to July 6, at several business premises within the Brunei-
Muara District.

It included several restaurants and salons at Berakas, Gadong, Telanai, Rimba and Bandar Seri Begawan with the participation of health enforcement officers from the Health Enforcement Unit.

Fifty-eight premises were inspected and 25 were found to not adhering to instructions issued.

Health enforcement took action on three business premises. They were charged with a compound fine totalling BND1,200.

The remaining businesses were found to have committed minor offences and were issued warning as well as logged in the Health Enforcement Unit’s records for references.

Among the offences included not using face masks among those handling food and cutting hair, no provision for body temperature checks and no social distancing.

The aim of the operation is to ensure instructions issued by the MoH and other government agencies in controlling the spread of COVID-19 infections are obeyed by the managers and staff of businesses. These include body temperature checks, the use of the BruHealth QR code, social distancing measures, the use of face masks as well as disposable gloves and
hand sanitisers.