The Ministry of Health will continue to give serious attention to public health and the national capacity to tackle infectious disease pandemics has been proven to be competent and able to carry out effective mitigation strategies. The Minister of Health said that the establishment of the International Health Regulations Implementation Committee comprising various relevant agencies has strengthened the country's unity in addressing public health emergencies through the united action of all agencies involved. The committee will continue to exist to ensure the country's preparedness in tackling large scale infectious disease pandemics such as the COVID-19, continues to be reviewed and improved from time to time.
Yang Berhormat added that in the meantime, the control of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country continues on in ensuring Brunei Darussalam continues to maintain zero local cases and the possibility of imported cases will continue to be monitored and detected via strict control in particular at every point of entry, which is still being conducted at this time with the cooperation of other authorities. Efforts in controlling the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to be carried out as it is expected that the global economy may not fully recover until 2022. However, efforts to drive the global socio-economy including Brunei Darussalam's economy must go on. The control of the COVID-19 entry must be balanced by economic development including the entry of foreign workers supporting the country's economic progress, who are still needed at this time. Brunei Darussalam will continue to monitor the pandemic's development in the country and quarantine any person arriving from high risk countries.
Source: Radio Television Brunei