In the same media statement, the Minister of Health also advised the public to obey all directives issued by the Ministry of Health such as scanning the QR code and to continue their social responsibilities in public places.
The public is advised to take the usage of the BruHealth application seriously, especially in scanning the QR Code as it is used by the Ministry of Health for contact tracing purposes in the event of an outbreak of infection.
- ii) The public is also required to practice the social responsibilities by maintaining personal hygiene, practice proper cough and sneeze etiquette, recommended to wear a face mask in crowded public places and if feeling unwell, not to go to public places and attend social gatherings. The public especially those attending Friday prayers are reminded that they are required to wear a face mask when they are within the compounds of the mosques, before and after the Friday prayers, as well as bringing their own prayer mat and to scan the QR Code when entering the mosque, surau or religious halls.
iii) Any individual found to be in violation of or disobey any order issued shall be an offense under the Infectious Diseases Act (Section 204), which if found guilty can be issued compound fine up to $5,000 or can be prosecuted in court carrying a fine 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.
Source: Radio Television Brunei