No rush for Endemic Phase

James Kon

The COVID-19 Steering Committee needs more time to consider the implementation of the Endemic Phase, despite the Sultanate reaching the target of getting 80 per cent of a fully vaccinated population, said Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar.

“The encouraging response from the public has brought the country to a level close to 80 per cent earlier than expected,” he told the daily press conference yesterday.

“The Ministry of Health is actively monitoring and examining the situation of the COVID-19 infection in Brunei Darussalam as well as current developments abroad.

“The public is advised to wait for the announcement of the start of the implementation of the Endemic Phase. They are advised to continue to come forward to complete two doses of the vaccination to protect themselves and their families from the COVID-19 infection.”

Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar during the press conference. PHOTO: JAMES KON