Very encouraging, says minister as 332 receive vaccine in Kg Sg Asam

Izah Azahari

Some 332 individuals were administered their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine under the Mobile Vaccination Clinic Programme in Kampong Sungai Asam on Friday and yesterday.

Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar said the figure is “very encouraging”.

Some 348,212 individuals (81 per cent of the population) have been vaccinated under the National COVID-19 Vaccination Programme while 243,769 (56.7 per cent) have completed their vaccination schedule. On Saturday, 3,775 individuals received their jabs, said the minister during the daily press conference yesterday.

According to the latest Ministry of Health statistics, 591,981 doses have been administered since April 3 with Brunei-Muara District having the highest number (377,330) followed by Belait District (76,304), Tutong District (70,003) and Temburong District (68,244).

The minister reiterated that vaccination is the most effective way to curb the spread of COVID-19 outbreak in addition to other preventative measures such as wearing face masks, maintaining personal hygiene, practising proper sneeze and cough etiquette and practising physical distancing by staying at home.