In the same media conference, the Minister of Health reminded restaurant owners and beauty and health establishments to abide by all rules and directives issued. Failure to do so is an offence under the Infectious Diseases Act, Chapter 204.
The Ministry of Health shared on the outcome of the monitoring conducted for the enforcement of the directives under the Infectious Diseases Act, Chapter 204, As of this week, a total of 8 operations were conducted nationwide and 11 compound fines were issued. The cases that do not comply with the directives involve premises such as restaurants, beauty and health establishments as well as barber shops, where the main offense found is that employees do not wear face masks.
The Ministry of Health would like to remind restaurant owners to comply with all rules and directives issued especially in wearing a face mask, and for beauty and health establishments to use face masks and aprons. Any individual found to be in violation or disobey any order issued shall be an offense under the Infectious Diseases Act, Chapter 204, which carries a compound fine of up to 5 thousand dollars or can be prosecuted in court, carrying a fine of up to $10,000 or imprisonment up to 6 months or both. The Ministry will not hesitate to take legal action against anyone who does not comply with the directives issued.
For further information and latest updates, visit the Ministry of Health’s website at ‘www.moh.gov.bn’, contact the Health Advice Line 148 or through the BruHealth App or the app ‘healthinfo.gov.bn’.
Source: Radio Television Brunei