Errant business premises issued compound fines

Wani Roslan

Four business premises were issued compound fines for not providing body temperature checks during an operation by personnel of the Health Enforcement Unit of the Ministry of Health (MoH) recently.

The premises were fined BND100 each for the offence under Section 62A(2) of the Infectious Diseases Act, Chapter 204. A total of 17 business premises were inspected during the operation.

The operation was conducted in collaboration with the Brunei-Muara District Office through its Licensing and Enforcement Division. The joint operation targetted beauty and health establishments under the jurisdiction of the Brunei-Muara District Office in Sengkurong area.

The operation was to ensure that managers and staff of business premises always comply with MoH instructions to follow COVID-19 preventive measures.

Meanwhile, the Licensing and Enforcement Division also issued BND200 compound fines on two business premises for offences under the Minor Offences Act, Chapter 30 Section 12 (1). A BND500 compound fine was also issued to a restaurant.

The owners were given a week to settle the fines. Failure to do so will result in the cases being brought to court where the first offence can carry a BND1,000 fine, while the second or subsequent offence can result in a BND3,000 fine and imprisonment not exceeding three months.

Enforcement personnel conducting checks on a barbershop