Brunei records one new import case of COVID-19

Brunei recorded its first positive case of COVID-19 today after recording no new cases in three months, totalling to 142 cases in the country, announced the Minister of Health (MoH). The local individual is a 24-year old male studying in Yemen who arrived in the country on August 5 through Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Royal…

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TransportBN upgrades, sees more users

The Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications (MTIC) has upgraded its mobile application, TransportBN to provide users with more than just information on all modes of transportation in Brunei Darussalam. Its recent upgrade which took effect on July 1, provides users with the option to renew their driver’s as well as vehicle licenses. Speaking during a…

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Trade Fairs and Bazaars can take place starting July 27

As Brunei Darussalam enters its fourth phase of COVID-19 de-escalation measures, trade fair and bazaars are now allowed to take place and applications will be opened next week, announced the Minister of Home Affairs. The minister said this on Wednesday during a press conference where a number of additional reductions of social and physical distancing…

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Brunei rolls out Phase 4 COVID-19 de-escalation measures

Brunei Darussalam has entered Phase 4 of the COVID-19 de-escalation measures, allowing a number of premises and business activities to operate at 100 per cent, announced the Minister of Health. Speaking during a press conference, Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Md Isham Hj Jaafar announced additional reductions for social and physical distancing measures…

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143 violations of Infectious Diseases Act in 10 weeks

A total of 143 violations were found under the Infectious Diseases Act (Section 204) in the first ten weeks of reducing COVID-19 social and physical distancing measures, where 13 of the premises were issued compound fines. Speaking during a press conference, Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Md Isham Hj Jaafar said following the…

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ASEAN-China transport ministers address COVID-19 impact on regional transport and logistics

Transport connectivity, logistics priorities and the industry’s economic recovery post-COVID-19 became an important subject of discussion during the ASEAN-China Transport Ministers’ Special Meeting on COVID-19. Organised via video conference on July 16, the meeting was attended by transport ministers from ASEAN, its Secretary-General and China with the objective of ensuring the stability and openness of…

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Solar plant to power BSP headquarters to complete by 2021

Construction for Brunei Shell Petroleum’s (BSP) solar plant is officially underway after a groundbreaking ceremony at the G11 site on Jalan Tengah, Seria. The 3.3 MWp utility-scale solar PV plant, which will see the installation of about 7,000 solar panels, is another milestone in BSP. Once operational, the low carbon electricity generated from the solar…

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Swab test charges for individuals permitted to exit the country, says MoH

The ministry of health today announced payment charges for attaining a COVID-19 swab test for individuals who are allowed to cross borders. This is following the recent pandemic development where several countries have begun to ease travel restrictions and allowing authorised foreigners to enter provided they follow specific conditions. Speaking during the daily press conference,…

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National Welfare System to begin on July 15

The government will be launching the National Welfare System or Sistem Kebajikan Negara (SKN) on July 15, announced the Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and the Second Minister of Finance and Economy. Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Mohd Amin Liew Abdullah said the system is for those who intend to apply for…

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Brunei reports third death from COVID-19

Brunei has reported its third fatality from the COVID-19 infection, a 67-year-old local man who passed away at the National Isolation Centre (NIC) on Monday at 7.35pm. Minister of Health in a press briefing announced that the late patient was Case 122 who had been receiving treatment at the centre since being diagnosed positive with…

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