The government will continue to introduce new strategies based on the latest development on COVID-19 in the country.
This was said by Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah in the daily press conference yesterday.
The minister said each strategy introduced since the start of the pandemic had been thoroughly mapped out prior as “we have to be proactive in the fight against COVID-19”.
Among the steps taken, he said, includes identifying and overcoming the issue of food ration distribution to those affected by the coronavirus, adding that the causes of delay in delivering food to those in home isolation were the sudden rise in the number of positive cases, a shortage in food necessities, unverifiable addresses in the system, and more than one request for food ration from the same household.
The minister assured that these issues “have been identified by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS) and reported to the Steering Committee for COVID-19” though they will “take some time to resolve”.
Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew also shared updates from the MCYS that the backlog in deliveries to Temburong District was cleared two days ago, while backlogs in Brunei-Muara, Tutong and Belait districts were cleared yesterday, thanks to the assistance rendered by various governmental bodies and government-linked companies.
“With all the backlogs cleared, we hope that the distribution of food rations will run smoothly from now on,” he said.