39th CAFEO As a responsible member of the international community, Brunei Darussalam needs to reduce the Greenhouse Gases, GHG emissions. Although the country’s contribution to global GHG emissions is at 0.025 percent, Brunei Darussalam remains committed to pave a low carbon and climate-resilient pathways for a sustainable future. This was said by the Minister of Energy, in his Keynote Address at the 39th Conference of the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organisation, CAFEO yesterday morning. Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Doctor Awang Haji Mat Suny bin Haji Md Hussien also said that the Ministry of Energy is leading four strategies under the Brunei National Climate Change Policy, BNCCP namely Reducing Industrial Emissions; Deployment of Electric Vehicles; Renewable Energy; and Power Sector Management. According to the Minister of Energy, as Chair of the ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting, AMEM this year, Brunei Darussalam has advocated for the advancement of green technologies and other key initiatives to address the challenge of climate change. Engineering will continue to play an important role in energizing the world, as we transition towards achieving net-zero emissions to address the challenges of climate change. Meanwhile, Professor Doctor Dayang Hajah Zohrah binti Haji Sulaiman, Vice Chancellor of Universiti Teknologi Brunei in her keynote address said that mitigative technologies are needed to reduce GHG emissions. While, Yang Berbahagia Dato’ Seri Ingeneur Dr Zaini bin Ujang, Secretary General, Ministry of Environment and Water, Malaysia touched on the objectives for Malaysia at the Climate Change Conference, COP26. Source: Radio Television Brunei 35 New Cases, 2 New Clusters Detected, 56 Cases Recovered

35 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in the country yesterday, bringing the total COVID-19 cases to 15,093. Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Doctor Haji Awang Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar, Minister of Health stated the matter at a media conference on the latest COVID-19 situation yesterday afternoon at Dewan Al'Afiah, Ministry of Health.

There are 14 additional new cases to 6 of the existing active clusters who are close contacts with several positive cases. Meanwhile, 2 new clusters were detected involving 7 cases. The new clusters are private accommodation clusters. Three clusters were closed following no new detected cases for 28 days, namely Tendrill International Sdn Bhd, 10993 and 10777. The current total active clusters stand at 131. 14 new cases are still being investigated to determine the source of infection.

56 cases have recovered, taking the total recovered cases to 14,507, with 487 cases remaining active. Among the cases, four are in Category 5 and are being treated at the Intensive Care Unit. All of them require assistance of artificial ventilation, with one case requiring additional heart/lung machine, ECMO. 4,819 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus which brings the total number of lab tests carried out since January 2020 to 619,624.

Source: Radio Television Brunei