For illustration purposes – File photo: A customer seen picking up a package at the SF Express branch in Madang Complex. Image: Ridhwan Kamarulzaman

A total of 5,156 stranded parcels were collected by the Postal Services Department from neighbouring Miri and Limbang in Sarawak.

This was revealed by the Minister of Transport and Infocommunications during a press conference on Thursday at the Ministry of Health.

Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Abdul Mutalib Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Hj Mohammad Yusof said the operation was carried out in three to four stages from May 5 and was completed on Wednesday.

“All the parcels and packages have been disinfected and need to be quarantined for 72 hours before they can be processed,” he said.

For illustration purposes – Amazon Prime delivery agent during his work shift. Image: Shutterstock

As of Thursday, the minister revealed that over 400 parcels were already collected from the Mail Processing Centre (MPC) where items are distributed by appointment only to ensure public safety.

“Customers are required to bring along their identity cards and relevant documents or permits in order to claim their items.”

He thanked the public for their patience and cooperation, adding that the department is working hard to ensure the packages are processed firmly while abiding to the precautionary measures implemented.

For more information, call the Customer Service Centre (CSC) at +673 238 0481, Whatsapp +673 8711002 or email

For illustration purposes – Employees sort parcels at a logistics base on the Singles’ Day online shopping festival in Yiwu, Zhejiang province, China November 11, 2019. Image: Reuters

Driving schools reopened

The Brunei government announced on Thursday that de-escalation measures will be carried out in phases starting Saturday, May 16.

The first phase will see selected public and commercial areas re-opened including driving schools.

YB Dato Seri Setia Abdul Mutalib said the schools are required to follow certain procedures. These include:

Minister of Transport and Infocommunications YB Dato Seri Setia Abdul Mutalib Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Haji Mohammad Yusof during a press conference at the Ministry of Health. Image: Ridhwan Kamarulzaman

• Limiting the number of students during a session to a 30 per cent capacity;
• Individuals (instructors or students) with signs of infection and are high risk are advised not to attend classes;
• Schools are to carry out temperature checks before conducting classes;
• Adhere to the guidelines on physical and social distancing issued by the relevant authorities;
• Facemasks are advised to be worn throughout the sessions.

In addition, the Land Transport Department will issue guidelines for practical learning that will be shared with the driving schools.

Action will be taken against driving schools that violate the conditions under the Infectious Diseases Act (Section 204), said the minister.



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