The Minister of health also welcomed the participation of health workers who at this time are working at private clinics or have retired and still have the ability to become a health volunteer. For those who are interested they can contact 7455109. Meanwhile, the public wishing to make any contributions can directly contact the Ministry of Health's Emergency Operation Centre at 7295712, during office hours.
The Minister of Health said that the ministry also requires the public's help specifically blood donors to come forward and donate blood to accommodate the demand at government hospitals. Those who are donating blood are advised to wear face masks, practise self-hygiene and physical distancing at all times.
While the country is facing an increasing pandemic situation, the Ministry of Health are advising the public to:
- always maintain self-hygiene and frequently wash hands
- wear face masks at all times, particularly while in a building or in crowded places inside or outside of a building
- obtain two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine injection according to their respective schedules.
At the same time, the Ministry of Health is making efforts to create additional vaccination slots and locations in the near future to allow more of the country's citizens and residents to obtain the vaccine safely.
The public is also advised to make an appointment with a doctor and perform the SARS CoV-2 swab test if they are showing symptoms of infection. They are also advised not to leave the house including for a COVID-19 vaccination appointment if they have received a quarantine or self-isolation order. Anyone with a red and purple coloured BruHealth code are not allowed to leave the house except to receive medical treatment as this is contravening the Infectious Diseases Act Chapter 204.
Apart from that, do not allow other people to enter the house if you are in quarantine or self-isolation and do not leave the house if it is unnecessary. Stay at home and use the work-from -home method to help the government reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country. Practise physical distancing if you have to leave the house.
Source: Radio Television Brunei