Gov’t reduces swab test fee for foreigners

The government has reduced the charges for RT-PCR COVID-19 swab test imposed on foreigners entering the sultanate starting August 14, announced the ministry of health. The fee reduction, however, will only be applicable to foreigners who are granted permission to enter Brunei and it is now priced at $350 from the previous $1,000, said Yang…

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Gleneagles JPMC donates $50,000 to local charities

Gleneagles JPMC presented donations totalling $50,000 to five local non-profit organisations yesterday, as part of its annual corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme. The recipients are The Brunei Down Syndrome Association (ABLE), An-Nur Harapan, National Association of the Deaf (OKP), Pusat Ehsan and Children’s Cancer Foundation (YASKA), each receiving $10,000. In his opening speech, the chief…

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New reductions on COVID-19 measures introduced

The government of Brunei Darussalam has announced additional reductions for COVID-19 social and physical distancing measures, with the guidelines for mass gatherings being further relaxed, allowing a crowd of not more than 200 individuals. The new measures were announced by the Minister of Health, Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Md Isham Jaafar during…

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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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