Brunei health committee mulls childcare centre re-opening


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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Nov 29 (Borneo Bulletin/ANN): An announcement will be made in the near future on the possible re-opening of childcare centres and care centres for special needs children, after the issue was brought to the attention of the Covid-19 Steering Committee.

Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Mohd Isham Jaafar said this at the press conference in the capital, following parental requests to have such centres re-opened in the Transition Phase.

“We understand the need to have these centres up and running, especially for young couples and those with special needs children who are unable to acquire maids to help take care of their children.

"The issue has been brought up to the steering committee, and is being discussed by the relevant agencies and ministries. A decision will be made soon,” Dr Mohd Isham said.

Covid-19 cases in Brunei, however, has been going down over the ast two weeks.

Brunei reported 44 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 on Sunday (Nov 28), bringing the total tally to 15,036.

According to Brunei's Ministry of Health, all the newly recorded cases were local infections.

While the source of six local infections was still under investigation, three new clusters have been detected and three clusters were closed following no new cases in the clusters for 28 days, bringing the total number of active clusters to 135.

A total of 14,412 recoveries have been reported, and 525 active cases are still being treated and monitored in Brunei.

Ninety-nine patients have passed away so far in the country. - Borneo Bulletin/ANN

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