AITI addresses Facebook-owned apps outage

The Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI) is aware that Facebook and Facebook-owned apps including WhatsApp and Instagram experienced a global outage for almost six hours starting around 11.40pm Brunei time on Monday, 4 October 2021. Internet users in Brunei Darussalam can be rest assured that this outage is unrelated to telecommunications…

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Japan donates 50,000 N95 masks to Brunei

The Government of Japan and the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) recently donated 50,000 pieces of N95 masks to the Ministry of Health (MoH) to support the government’s effort in handling the spread of COVID-19 in the sultanate. The provision of N95 masks is the latest contribution by Japan to Brunei, in addition to the recent 100,000…

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Brunei records two COVID-19-related deaths, 188 new cases

Four positive cases have passed away yesterday with only two cases categorised as deaths due to COVID-19, announced the minister of health. Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Md Isham in a press briefing said that Case 7766, a 51-year-old man and Case 7229, an 82-year old woman died of a lung infection after…

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Brunei records 210 new cases, one death, 7 new clusters

One positive case has passed away on Friday announced the minister of health. Speaking during a press conference, Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Md Isham Hj Jaafar said that the deceased was Case 7068, an 88-year-old man whose cause of death is currently being investigated. With this new development, the total number of…

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Indoor Stadium Vaccination Centre no longer for Friday walk-ins

The Indoor Stadium Vaccination Centre no longer accepts walk-ins for COVID-19 first dose inoculations on Fridays, commencing 1 October, announced the minister of health. The service will only be provided via appointments made by either phone call, SMS or WhatsApp, catering to citizens and permanent residents of Brunei who are not able to book their…

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ASEAN upholds commitment to help inclusive businesses achieve greater impact

Emerging policy frameworks, strategies, and success stories of inclusive businesses across the region were showcased at the Fourth ASEAN Inclusive Business Summit, held virtually on September 22, 2021, as part of the activities under Brunei Darussalam’s ASEAN Chairmanship 2021. The Summit was organised by Darussalam Enterprise (DARe) in collaboration with the United Nations Economic and…

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BSP powers progress towards digital literacy with laptop donation to students

Brunei Shell Petroleum Company (BSP) recently contributed 100 laptops to Ministry of Education as part of its advocacy on powering progress towards digital literacy. The laptops are fully installed with the latest operating systems courtesy of the company’s business partner, DXC Technology Brunei, as part of their community contribution. BSP aspires this contribution to not…

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Brunei records 263 new cases, BruHealth required after 6pm

Three positive cases have passed away today with only case categorised as death due to COVID-19, announced the Minister of Health. With this new development, the total number of COVID-19 related fatalities in Brunei stands at 27 cases. The first case was Case 2688, a 32-year-old woman died of a lung infection after contracting COVID-19….

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Japan contributes 100,000 doses of AstraZeneca to Brunei

Brunei received 100,000 doses of the Japanese-manufactured AstraZeneca vaccine last night, marking the third batch of vaccine donation to arrive in the country this month. The contribution from Japan will allow Brunei to increase its inoculation capacity with the resumption of the National Vaccination Programme on 16 September after it was put on hold from…

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