Rule-benders let off with stern warning

Syazwani Hj Rosli

Ten business establishments were found in violation of the directives issued by the Ministry of Health (MoH) during Operasi Merati conducted by the Health Enforcement Unit of the MoH from July 20 to 25.

The operation covered 17 food premises, one hotel and 90 stalls in Serusop, Batu Satu, Jerudong, Kiarong, Gadong, Kiulap, Menglait and Kota Batu in the Brunei-Muara District; Tudung Saji in the Belait District; and Pekan Bangar in the Temburong District.

The managers and owners of the business establishments were given stern warnings, while their offences were recorded for follow-up inspections.

The Health Enforcement Unit also carried out Operasi Bersepadu with the Kuala Belait and Seria Municipal Department and the Fire and Rescue Department (FRD) in the Belait District.

Meanwhile, members of the public are advised to use the BruHealth app and observe social distancing when visiting business establishments.

Managers and staff at business establishments are also reminded to comply with the directives issued by the MoH and other government agencies, which include maintaining standards of hygiene, obtaining a specific BruHealth QR code for scanning by customers, and using PremiseScan as an alternative for customers who are unable to access the BruHealth app on their mobile phones.