Parents are advised to consider and allow their children to receive the vaccine, even though the vaccine is not a passport to attend school.
At the media conference, the Minister of Health also shared that the vaccine can reduce severe symptoms if infected with COVID-19. So far, the National Vaccination Programme for Children Aged 5 to 11 has received encouraging response.
Responding on the ART self-test for air passengers, Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Doctor Awang Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar advised passengers to use special ARTs which have a QR code. Any passenger who refuses, will be charged under the Infectious Diseases Act.
Source: Radio Television Brunei