The Minister of Health also informed that by the consent of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di- Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, the control measures announced during the media conference on 7th of August are further reinforced with immediate effect until the 21st of August.
Yang Berhormat explained that gatherings are not allowed. However, exceptions will be given as follows: gatherings of up to 15 people for burial management of non-COVID-19 related deaths; gatherings of up to 5 people for weddings; only 2 family members are allowed at one time to visit the elderly who live in a different household; individual recreational activities such as jogging and hiking are allowed without the need for face masks. However, group recreational activities are only allowed for two people living under the same household.
All government and private sector officers and staff are required to work-from-home. Only essential workers are allowed such as frontliners from the health, security, hotel and transport sectors; daily essential sector namely food and retail; service and utility services such as electricity, water and telecommunications; those working at Brunei Darussalam’s border and Control Posts; Oil and gas and downstream sector; construction sector and agri-food and forestry sector.
The Minister of Health added going out without valid reason is not allowed. Only two person from one family are allowed to buy essentials.
Source: Radio Television Brunei