The National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19 recorded the highest number of vaccines administered on 28th August, since the start of the programme. The Minister of Health stated that 10,826 people have received the COVID-19 vaccine injection, and to date, 19.4 per cent of the country's citizens and residents have completed two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine injection.
The Minister of Health called on the country's citizens and residents to jointly respond to the Government's efforts to achieve at least 70 per cent of the population to get two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine injection for the well-being of all. Meanwhile, to increase the swab test capacity for SARS-CoV-2, another drive thru swab centre will start operating on the 30th of August 2021. The swab centre located at Pusat Insani, Seria will operate as per the procedures at the BRIDEX drive-thru swab centre. The service is only for individuals who have valid BruHIMS number. Only 2 individuals are allowed to get the swab test in a vehicle, namely the driver and a passenger, and only passengers aged 12 and above are allowed to get the swab test. Only one booking is needed for each vehicle through the QueUp app. Services at the centre are open to the public regardless of their BruHealth colour code. However, holders of the purple BruHealth code are advised to come between 5 in the afternoon to 7 in the evening only. The service at the swab centre is not for any individual who requires a swab test for outbound or pre-departure swab purposes. Swab tests for outbound or pre-departure swab purposes can be obtained at other swab centres as usual. The Pusat Insani, Seria drive-thru swab centre will operate every Monday to Thursday and Saturday from 8 in the morning to 8 in the evening.
Source: Radio Television Brunei