Stern Action against Individuals Refusing To Be Taken To Isolation Centres

The Minister of Health also explained that the Ministry of Health in cooperation with related agencies is working hard to transfer the cases that have been confirmed positive to isolation centres for monitoring and treatment. In this regard, the Ministry of Health seeks the public's cooperation especially the aforementioned cases to comply with the transfer directives that have been issued such as immediately making preparations to enter the isolation centres, and not to ask for flexibility or wait for other family members who are still awaiting their swab test results.

Legal action under the Infectious Diseases Act, Chapter 204, will be imposed on any case that refuses to be brought for admission to the designated isolation centres. Refusal or any actions by any case in delaying the Government's efforts to transfer the positive cases to isolation centres will not only endanger the cases' itself as the cases might have signs of infection that can harm themselves - but will also endanger those around them in the event that infection spread to others. In another development, the Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Royal Brunei Police Force and the Attorney General's Chamber is currently reviewing cases that have violated the Quarantine Order and self-isolation directives that have been issued to be brought to court in the near future. Yang Berhormat also urged the public to work and collaborate together in implementing the measures to control the spread of COVID-19 that are currently enforced to protect the country's citizens and residents.

Source: Radio Television Brunei

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