COVID-19 vaccine arrives on Brunei shores

James Kon

The People’s Republic of China on Tuesday contributed the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine to Brunei Darussalam, the Ministry of Health (MoH) stated in a release.

“The MoH is reviewing the plans for the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine, including the vaccine received in Brunei Darussalam, in accordance with the recommended priorities,” the release said yesterday.

“In March 2020, at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Brunei Darussalam provided assistance to the People’s Republic of China. These contributions are on the basis of ‘berat sama dipikul, ringan sama dijinjing’, a Malay proverb indicating working together during peace or hardship, underscoring the close bilateral cooperation towards managing the COVID-19 pandemic; and is a reflection of the commitment by both sides towards strengthening partnership, in line with the commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries this year,” the statement added.

The public will be informed about any health information and advice related to the COVID-19 vaccine.

Regarding the vaccine distribution, the public will be informed through the BruHealth application.

In this respect, the MoH encourages the public to actively use the BruHealth application.

Visit www.moh.gov.bn, contact the Health Advice Line 148 or through the BruHealth app for further information.