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Monkeypox in Brunei claim laid to rest

James Kon

The Ministry of Health (MoH) in a statement yesterday dismissed as baseless a viral claim that monkeypox has been detected in Brunei Darussalam.

On its official social media platform, the MoH advised the public not to buy into messages circulating on social media without first confirming the authenticity, and to refrain from forwarding them to others.

According to Section 34, Chapter 148 of the Public Order Act, anyone spreading false reports or making false statements – whether orally, in writing or by any other means – that are likely to cause public alarm or result in public disorder, is guilty of an offence punishable by a prison term of three years or a fine of up to BND3,000.

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