BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Nov 30 (Borneo Bulletin/ANN): With the consent of Brunei king Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah, the temporary suspension on cross-border activities has been extended to Dec 15, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has announced.
This applies to entry of foreign nationals via land and sea ports, including transits through Brunei Darussalam, except for entry and transit travels approved by the government.
The PMO said entry and transits through Brunei may only be considered for transit vehicles with permits issued by the government and that the travellers have endorsement from their local authorities for their travels, and will be subject to existing entry conditions and procedures.
These travel must be for the following purposes: official government travel; students who are required to attend school; emergency services (such as ambulances, police and military) and vaccinated foreign-registered transport operators with permits issued by the government for import deliveries of essential goods.
The suspension of cross-border activities also applies to entry and exit of commuters via land and sea ports for work.
Meanwhile, Brunei has added 35 new cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, with two new clusters involving seven cases. This brings the total number of cases to 15,093, according to the Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Md Isham Jaafar at a press conference on Tuesday.
There are 14 additional new cases to 6 of the existing active clusters who were previously close contacts with several positive cases.
All the new clusters reported on Tuesday are private accommodation clusters.
56 cases have recovered today bringing the total number of recovered cases in Brunei Darussalam to 14,507 cases, whereas the total number active cases are 487 cases.
In the past 24 hours, a total of 4,819 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus which brings the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 619,624 tests. - Borneo Bulletin/ANN