New holding areas in operation

James Kon

The third phase of the COVID Holding Area Mahad (CHAM) in Tutong District and the COVID Holding Area Belait Sixth Form Centre (CHABEL6) in Belait District have reached completion and began operations on Monday.

This was announced by Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar yesterday.

“In ongoing efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19, the Ministry of Health (MoH) informed the public that the third phase of CHAM Tutong, which can accommodate up to 488 patients, and another isolation centre in Belait District, CHABEL6, which can accommodate 320 patients, have commenced operations on Monday.

“The new facilities are jointly operated by the MoH and the Royal Brunei Armed Forces,” he said.

A view of the COVID Holding Area Mahad in Tutong District. PHOTO: JAMES KON