Early Endemic Phase Extended For One Month

With the consent of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, and in reference to the Media Statement by the Prime Minister's Office on the 'Extension Of The Early Endemic Phase', the COVID-19 Steering Committee has announced that the Early Endemic Phase under the National COVID-19 Recovery Framework will be extended for one month, starting Tuesday, 15th of February 2022 until Monday, 14th of March 2022.

Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia Doktor Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong, Minister of Home Affairs stated that the movement restriction which was implemented during 'Operasi Peralihan', that is, the instruction to stay at home from 12 midnight until 4 in the morning will also be extended until Monday, 14th of March 2022.

The extension of the Early Endemic Phase is made in consideration of the recent rise in COVID-19 infections. In relation to this, the Government of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam will continue to monitor the spread of the virus, and will do its utmost best to ensure that the appropriate measures are taken in the interest of the safety of the country's citizens and residents.

In addition, this extension also allows more time for the Government to ensure that infection cases as well as bed occupancy rates at isolation centres remain low; intensify efforts to increase the coverage of vaccine booster doses as soon as possible; and subsequently for the provision of vaccinations for children aged 5 to 11 years as soon as the vaccine supplies are obtained.

Source: Radio Television Brunei

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