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Harsher punishments for repeat offenders

James Kon

Anyone found committing a repeat offense of the stay at home directive will be brought to court, said Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar, during a press conference yesterday.

The increased penalty on repeat offenders began on Monday, said the minister. He said only the first offence of the violation of the stay-at-home directive will be subject to compound fines, while anyone found committing subsequent offences will be brought to court.

Meanwhile, three violatiors of the directive were issued with compound fines on Tuesday night.

The offenders were locals Pengiran Najmuddin bin Pengiran Alias, Nur Hamizah binti Abdullah Degat and Nursyazwani binti Haji Abdul Salam.

One violation was in Brunei-Muara District while the remaining two are in Temburong District, said the Royal Brunei Police Force.

Meanwhile, Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham reminded the public to report the antigen rapid testing (ART) positive results to www.moh/gov/bn/ARTReport/.

Failure to do so is an offence under Chapter 204 of the Infectious Diseases Act, said
the minister.

The minister also urged the public to perform their social responsibilities by wearing a face mask when not at home and use hand sanitiser or frequent hand-washing.

ABOVE & BELOW: Pengiran Najmuddin bin Pengiran Alias, Nur Hamizah binti Abdullah Degat and Nursyazwani binti Haji Abdul Salam. PHOTO: RBPF

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