Illustration purposes: File photo of a customer picking up a package at the SF Express branch in Madang Complex. Image: Ridhwan Kamarulzaman

Runners around the country are encouraged to comply with the guidelines implemented, said the minister of health.

Speaking during a press conference at the Ministry of Health on Friday, Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Md Isham Hj Jaafar said the ministry received reports that a number of runners have disregarded the safety regulations issued by the government.

“It was reported that these runners were not wearing face masks, gloves, Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) such as aprons, raincoats, or ponchos while handling goods.”

“Please note that anyone found not following these guidelines may be subject to legal action and cancellation of their permit,” said the health minister.

BruHealth adds takeaway feature

A new takeaway feature has been introduced on the BruHealth app where customers can access a separate QR code for takeaways for the premises through www.healthinfo.gov.bn/register.

The BruHealth QR Code seen on the entrance of eateries and premises nationwide. Image: Fazizul Haqimie

“It is further emphasised that public cooperation in the use of the application, as well as scanning of the QR codes in and out of premises, is necessary as it will help to ensure the safety of the public including salespersons and customers as well as facilitate the Ministry of Health to conduct contact tracing in case there is an outbreak,” said YB Dato Dr Hj Md Isham

He further said that owners of the premises should also ensure members of the public scan the code before entering the premises and prevent those with red, blue or purple codes from entering their establishment.

“Let us be considerate for the sake of the community,” he added.

As of Friday, the health minister announced that a total of 188,261 individuals and 3,056 businesses and premises have registered on the app.

He encouraged those who have not done so to download the app and register.

Minister of Health YB Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham Haji Jaafar during a press conference at the Ministry of Health. Image: Ridhwan Kamarulzaman

Zero new cases and recoveries

YB Dato Dr Hj Md Isham shared that no new cases were reported maintaining the national tally of 141 cases while no individuals have recovered from the novel coronavirus with the total number of recoveries to stand at 136.

Meanwhile, four active cases are still receiving treatment at the National Isolation Cente (NIC), where two individuals are still in critical condition; one still requires both requiring respiratory and heart/lung machine (ECMO) assistance and the other is only on respiratory assistance.

In the past 24 hours, a total of 183 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, bringing the total number of laboratory tests conducted from January 2020 to 18,193.

For further information and latest development, visit MoH’s website www.moh.gov.bn or call its Health Advice Line 148 or through the web platform healthinfo.gov.bn or through the BruHealth App.

Alternatively, members of the public can also get the latest information on the COVID-19 situation in Brunei through GOV.BN official channel on Telegram at https://t.me/govbnofficial

The Bruneian | BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

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