Brunei: Beach clean-up sees over 1,000kg of rubbish collected

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, July 12 (Borneo Bulletin/ANN): A total of 1534.5 kilogrammes of rubbish were collected by senior officials and personnel from the Ministry of Finance and Economy (MoFE) and departments under it during a cleaning campaign led by guest of honour Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) and Minister of Finance and Economy II Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew Abdullah at the Muara Recreational Beach yesterday.

The campaign was held as part of the ministry’s corporate social responsibility activities.

Deputy Minister of Finance and Economy (Fiscal) Dato Seri Paduka Awang Haji Ahmaddin bin Haji Abdul Rahman and Deputy Minister of Finance and Economy (Economy) Dato Seri Paduka Dr Haji Abdul Manaf Haji Metussin along with permanent secretaries, heads of departments, senior officers and family members also participated.

The event began with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah, followed by a safety briefing by Rozaidah binti Haji Abdul Rahman.

The event was aimed at raising awareness on the importance of preserving the beauty of the beach and contributing towards reducing pollution and plastic waste that enters the ocean. It also fostered closer ties among the staff from the ministry.

Meanwhile, Brunei reported two new imported Covid-19 cases on Monday, bringing the national tally to 277.

According to Brunei's Ministry of Health, one of the new cases is an Indonesian man aged 43, who had had a fever for five days and malaise for one day.

The other case is a 34-year-old Indonesian woman who had suffered abdominal pain, fever and cough for three days. Both cases arrived in the country from Jakarta, Indonesia on July 4.

Investigation and contact tracing have confirmed no close contacts for the new cases.

All new cases are being treated and monitored at the National Isolation Centre with 16 other active patients, who are all in a stable condition.

With the detection of the new cases, a total of 136 imported cases have been confirmed since the last local infection case on May 6, 2020. Brunei has recorded 432 days without local Covid-19 infection cases. - Borneo Bulletin/ANN

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