Three business fined for violating MoH directives, guidelines

James Kon

Three businesses were issued compound fines totalling BND1,000 for failing to adhere to Ministry of Health (MoH) directives and guidelines.

The businesses were among 120 premises which came under the scrutiny of the MoH’s Health Enforcement Unit in the latest Merati Operation from October 26 to November 1.

Officers from the Health Enforcement Unit targetted locations in Bandar Seri Begawan, Batu Bersurat, Gadong Central, Tanjung Bunut and Kiulap in the Brunei-Muara District; Kampong Kiudang and the OG Complex in Tutong District; and Batang Tuau and Negalang in the Temburong District.

In the Belait District, the joint operation was carried out with the involvement of the Kuala Belait and Seria Municipal Department under the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA), targetting Lumut, Sungai Liang, the Mastercon building, the Wisma Yakin building, the Pengiran Haji Hashim building in Kampong Pandan ‘B’ and the weekend market.

Violations recorded include the lack of mask use among employees at eateries, barbershops, and health and beauty establishments, as well as failure to conduct temperature checks.

The MoH reminds all owners, managers and staff at business premises to comply with instructions and regulations, especially for food handlers.

The public is required to use masks and adhere to the guidelines issued by the government when visiting mosques, suraus and religious halls.

Foreign-registered vehicles entering Brunei Darussalam are required to have vehicle pass stickers, which came into full force on October 1. Application for the vehicle sticker can be made online, via the TransportBN app or at www.jpd.gov.bn.

Managers of business premises must obtain the BruHealth QR code. They are also advised to use PremiseScan app for the customers with no access to the BruHealth app on their mobile phones, instead of taking down personal details in a record book.

Cleanliness must be observed at all times in business premises, while food premises must comply with the established guidelines from the government when serving buffets, added the ministry.

Members of the public can log on to the MoH’s official website at www.moh.gov.bn, or social media pages for updated information.

The public can lodge complaints of business premises violating the MoH guidelines or instructions by e-mailing [email protected] or contact Darussalam hotline
at 123.