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Back in business

Azlan Othman

Stalls and vendors will return to Bandarku Ceria in the capital on Sundays starting January 9.

The weekly Tamu Tutong and Pasarneka Complex in Tutong District, closed since August 12, will also re-open on Thursdays and Sundays starting January 6.

This was announced by Minister of Home Affairs Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong during a press conference yesterday.

The minister said the stalls’ return was the decision by the COVID-19 Steering Committee to support the national recovery programme after assessing the impact of the outbreak on the economy.

The Bandarku Ceria stalls will be set up at the parking lot at Jalan Bendahara opposite the Royal Regalia Museum.

The minister said the weekly market will operate at normal capacity with the usual number of stalls.

Municipal departments at the districts will brief the vendors on related guidelines and regulations.

Among the control measures include allowing only registered vendors to operate, antigen rapid test (ART) screening for stall operators, requiring completed COVID-19 vaccination, wearing face masks and using hand sanitiser.

Meanwhile, visitors are required to wear face masks, scan QR code and be green and yellow coded on the BruHealth app. Individuals above 18 years, who have not been fully vaccinated, must show a negative ART result. Partially vaccinated or unvaccinated children are allowed entry, provided they are accompanied by parents or guardians.

For information, contact Bandar Seri Begawan Municipal Department at 8778770 and Tutong Municipal Department at 4221009 or 8282965.