Brunei JKR issues road closure, low water pressure notice; almost 15,000 people have been vaccinated

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN: The Public Works Department (JKR) of the Ministry of Development has informed road users about the temporary closure of the intersection of Jalan Setia Pahlawan with Jalan Jaya Negara, Belait District, beginnin on Wednesday (May 5).

The temporary closure is for repair works on the broken sewerage pipe in Jalan Setia Pahlawan, which will take two months.

Road users can use alternative roads in the area, and are advised to be vigilant when passing through the area, while complying with traffic signs and speed limits.

Additionally, the JKR also informed the public about the disruption of low water supply today from 8am to 2pm, affecting Simpang 139 to Simpang 214 of Jalan Pasir Berakas and surrounding areas.

The disruption of water supply is due to the work of connecting a new pipe measuring 300 millimetres in the area.

The public is reminded to limit water consumption and contact Darussalam Line 123 for water tanker services. - Borneo Bulletin/ANN

Meanwhile, The Brunei government continued rolling out its Covid-19 national vaccination programme (May 3) on Monday, with the total number of vaccine recipients reaching 14,876 after the vaccination program was officially kicked off.

According to Brunei's Ministry of Health, since the implementation of the National Vaccination Program began on April 3,14,876 people have received the Covid-19 vaccine, of which 14,526 people have received the first dose, while 350 people have received the second dose.

"At present, the administration of Covid-19 vaccine is still being implemented for Phase One, consisting of frontliners, students studying abroad and senior citizens aged 60 and above," the ministry said.

"Priority is given to frontliners and especially the elderly because frontliners have a higher risk of being infected with COVID-19 and the elderly have a higher risk of getting more severe complications of Covid-19 infection," the ministry added. - Borneo Bulletin/ANN

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