The cooperation, compassion and solidarity shown by the people of Brunei Darussalam played a big role in a collective effort in mitigating the impacts of COVID-19, such as volunteer work, especially among the youth under the Youth Volunteer Ad-Hoc Committee, the financial contribution by the public under the COVID-19 Relief Fund, the adoption of the BruHealth app and many others, demonstrates the willingness of our people to unite and work together for the betterment of the community.
Under the steady guidance of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, various initiatives were also undertaken at the height of the pandemic, which can broadly be categorised into three focus areas, which are: to maintain the well-being of the public, to protect jobs and provide support for individuals, and to support and assist businesses. This was highlighted by Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr. Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah, Minister at the Prime Minister's Office and Second Minister of Finance and Economy at Borneo Bulletin Yearbook Networking Session 2021, yesterday afternoon.
Carrying the theme 'Looking Ahead, A Nation United', the yearbook highlights insights into the initiatives implemented by the government to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. 2021 also marks a momentous year for Brunei Darussalam as it takes over the ASEAN chairmanship, providing an opportunity to further foster cooperation and unity around the region.
Source: Radio Television Brunei