Brunei govt tell people to adhere to Covid-19 health guidelines for coming holiday

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Oct 20 (Borneo Bulletin): Members of the public were reminded to adhere to health guidelines to curb the spread of Covid-19 when attending mosques, suraus and religious halls during the national celebration for Maulidur Rasul, on Oct 29.

The guidelines require congregants to register their attendance with green or yellow codes through the BruHealth app; perform their ablutions before setting out for the mosque, surau or religious hall; use face masks; bring their own prayer mats; scan the QR code; undergo body temperature checks; disinfect their hands with hand sanitiser; practise social and physical distancing; avoid shaking hands; and to stay at home if feeling unwell.

Children under the age of 12 and females are not allowed to attend the event.

These details were announced yesterday, in a press statement by the Secretariat for Major Islamic Calendar Events for 1442 Hijrah.

“The National Assembly to mark the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) for 1442 Hijrah will be held on 12th of Rabiulawal, 1442 Hijrah, corresponding to October 29 at the Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Mosque in the capital, starting at 8.30am,” said the statement.

“Similar events will also be carried out simultaneously at selected mosques in the Tutong, Belait and Temburong districts.

“Among the contents of the programme will be a Special Religious Lecture on this year’s theme, ‘Membangun dengan Akhlak Nabi Muhammad SAW’.”

Meanwhile, Brunei reported no new cases of Covid-19 on Monday with the national tally of cases standing at 147.

According to Brunei's Ministry of Health, no more recoveries were recorded, maintaining the total number of recovered cases at 143. There is still one active case being treated at the National Isolation Center, who was recorded on Oct. 14.

Meanwhile, currently there are 310 individuals who are undergoing mandatory isolation at the monitoring centers provided by the government, as they have arrived in the country after traveling abroad.

There have been three deaths that resulted from Covid19 in Brunei. - Borneo Buleetin/Asian News Network

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