Increase Awareness on Preventing Corona Virus Inspection

The Government of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam through the Ministry of health continues to take measures to together increase alertness in curbing the corona virus infection in the country. This includes conducting inspections or checks on people entering the nation through immigration control posts. The measures are spearheaded by Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Doctor Haji Awang Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar, Minister of Health who made a working visit to the Kuala Lurah Immigration Post yesterday afternoon.

The measures include checking the body temperature of people entering the country in the effort to prevent the virus from spreading. According to the Ministry of Health, the corona virus is a group of viruses which can cause a number of diseases common coughs and cold and more serious diseases such as pneumonia and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, SARS. The most common symptom found is fever including coughing, sore throat and breathing difficulty.

According to the Director of Environmental Health Service, Ministry of Health currently there is not specific treatment for corona virus infection and there is no vaccine that can prevent the virus infection.

At the same time, the Ministry of Health also advises the public to avoid or delay unnecessary travel to places known to be infected by the corona virus.

Source: Radio Television Brunei