Brunei Darussalam has received a contribution of the Sinopharm vaccine from the People’s Republic of China. The contribution reflects the close bilateral cooperation in preventing the COVID-19 pandemic and commitment towards further strengthening the partnership in-line with the commemoration of the 30th Anniversary of the establishment of Diplomatic relations between the two countries. In its press release, the Ministry of Health stated that in March 2020, at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Brunei Darussalam provided assistance to the People’s Republic of China. These contributions are on the basis of “berat sama dipikul, ringan sama dijinjing”, a Malay proverb indicating working together during peace or hardship.
At present, the Ministry of Health is still reviewing the plans for the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine including the vaccine received in Brunei Darussalam, in accordance with the recommended priorities. The public will be informed on any health information and advice related to the COVID-19 vaccine. Meanwhile, for the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine, the public will be informed through the BruHealth application. In this regard, the Ministry of Health advises the public to actively use the BruHealth application. For more information and the latest updates, the public can visit the Ministry of Health’s website at www.moh.gov.bn or contact the Health Advice Line at 148 or through the BruHealth application.
Source: Radio Television Brunei