Swab testing at Tutong markets to limit virus spread

Azlan Othman

The Tutong Municipal Department, through the Licensing and Taxation Division, recently began implementing the swab test programme using the COVID-19 antigen rapid test kit, with the aim of assisting measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the Sultanate.

Eighty stall operators have been tested on the programme at Pasarneka Complex and Tamu Tutong since the initiative began on Monday to safeguard the well-being and safety of the public and traders during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Stall operators as well as the public are expected to cooperate, especially visitors, by complying with the standard operating procedure (SOP) such as social distancing, scanning of the BruHealth QR code on arrival and departure, wearing a face mask and maintaining cleanliness of the marketplace to limit the spread of the virus.

ABOVE & BELOW: Frontliners briefing stall operators swab testing; and a vendor being shown the proper of use the test kit. PHOTO: FRD