The Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister of Finance and Economy stressed that only ‘Runners’ who are registered as a company are allowed to collect and deliver goods.
Yang Berhormat said that for runners who usually do not have a registered commercial vehicle, the Prime Minister’s Office only allows runners who are registered as a company to make collections and deliveries which is at a specific location at the border compound as the checkpoint exchange, with the condition that they are required to return to Brunei Darussalam as soon as the goods collection or delivery is completed. This is the most practical option in efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Transport operators and runners are required to update their respective health status in the self-evaluation application at healthinfo.gov.bn, 14 days after their travel.
All goods brought in by transport operators and runners must be kept or quarantined for 72 hours or 3 days at the company’s premises before the goods are delivered to the customers.
The guidelines and the conditions stated will come into force on Wednesday 12th Ramadhan 1441 Hijrah corresponding to 6th May 2020. For further information, transport operators and runners can go to the Prime Minister’s Office website www.pmo.gov.bn or contact hotline 120. The ministry reminded domestic and overseas transport operators as well as runners to adhere to the SOP’s and regulations provided. Failure to do so can be charged under the Infectious Diseases Act during the COVID-19 situation.
Source: Radio Television Brunei