BSM, BSP donate to Ministry of Health

Brunei Shell Petroleum Company (BSP) and Brunei Shell Marketing Company (BSM) handed over contributions to the Ministry of Health yesterday as part of the COVID-19 relief efforts.  The companies contributed fuel vouchers for the use of medical emergency/critical vehicles and services under the ministry and daily necessities for frontliners. On hand to present the donations…

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Johnson fights worsening coronavirus symptoms in intensive care

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was being treated for worsening coronavirus symptoms in an intensive care unit on Tuesday, with his foreign minister deputising for him as the nation tackles the COVID-19 crisis. Johnson, 55, was admitted to St Thomas’ Hospital in central London late on Sunday after suffering persistent coronavirus symptoms, including a high…

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MoH, MoHA to conduct random COVID-19 lab tests

Ministry of Health (MoH) in collaboration with the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) will be conducting random COVID-19 laboratory tests for migrant workers working in the sultanate, as part of the government’s effort in monitoring the spread of coronavirus in the country. This was mentioned by Health Minister Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj…

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No new cases reported, nine recoveries

For the second day in a row, Brunei reported no new confirmed COVID-19 cases, the Ministry of Health announced today, leading the national tally of coronavirus infections to remain at 135. Speaking during a press conference, Health Minister Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Md Isham also revealed that more than half of the…

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Two U.S. state AGs seek info on Zoom’s privacy practices

At least two U.S. state attorneys have sought information from Zoom Video Communications Inc following multiple reports that questioned the privacy and security of the video-conferencing app.  Zoom’s popularity has surged as employees at businesses, schools and millions of other organizations across the world work from home due to lockdowns imposed to slow the spread…

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Two more companies on AMBD alert list

Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD) has added two companies and individuals to its watch list as of March – Hans Loan (Facebook profile) and M.M.Yas Sdn Bhd. The AMBD Alert List is a list of individuals, companies and websites which are neither authorised nor approved under the relevant laws and regulations administered by AMBD or…

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Local barbershops roll with the punches to stay afloat

Local barbershops and beauty salons have seen a drop in footfall due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in the sultanate, creating challenges in their day-to-day business operations. Owner of Jambang’s Barbershop Mohammad Khairul Abdul, who is also known as “The Kampung Barber” would be seen constantly cleaning every part of his equipment from scissors, clippers…

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