Brunei prioritises vaccine registration for students studying abroad


BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, April 11 (Xinhua): Students in Brunei who need to study abroad will be given priority to get Covid-19 vaccination before leaving the country, the Ministry of Health said.

According to local daily the Borneo Bulletin, local and foreign students pursuing studies abroad are required to update their registration through the ministry for the Covid-19 vaccination programme.

The vaccine will be administered on a priority basis subject to the student's date of leaving the country.

The ministry said that the vaccine will be administered a month earlier before the students leave for overseas studies to make sure that the students receive two doses of the vaccine. Students must be 18 years old and above to get vaccinated.

The Covid-19 vaccine is free for citizens and people residing in Brunei who are 18 years old and above.

Vaccine shots will be given to local frontliners in the first phase and subsequently be extended to other groups.

Brunei reported no new confirmed cases of Covid-19 on Saturday (April 10) night, maintaining the national tally at 219.

The country has recorded 339 days without local Covid-19 infection cases, with only ten active cases remaining.

There have been three deaths and 206 recovered patients reported from Covid-19 so far in Brunei. - Xinhua
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