After months of limited operations, eateries resumed full capacity yesterday, as Brunei Darussalam entered the fourth phase of its de-escalation plan.
Awangku Iswandy bin Pengiran Haji Ismail, who runs a café in Kampong Lambak Kanan, is eager to welcome customers back again.
“My business was hit hard and I faced a lot of problems at the start of the pandemic,” he told the Bulletin.
One major challenge was keeping the business alive, despite the lack of customers and revenue.
“Still, I kept going, because I knew that the situation would improve someday. I am thankful for our regular patrons,” he said.
Food seller Ummie Rania said, “The announcement came as a huge relief for me and my staff Our customers kept asking when we would re-open. Our profit from selling simple home-cooked meals was impacted by the pandemic, but sales are slowly returning due to the de-escalation,” she added.