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COVID-19 Brunei: Minister urges eatery employees to wear face mask (2020)

A food stall employee wearing a face mask while preparing food. PHOTO: RAHWANI ZAHARI

BY James Kon

Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar reminded employees handling food in restaurants, stalls and food courts to always wear a face mask to reduce the risk of infection and ensure cleanliness.

The minister made this comment during the daily press conference at the Al-‘Afiah Hall on Monday.

On the BruHealth app, he said “Alhamdulillah, 258,832 individuals have registered as users. A total of 4,635 businesses and premises have registered for the application.”

He also urged the public who have not registered to download and register the Bruhealth app. Public cooperation in the use of the app and the scanning of the QR Code at the entry and exit points at premises will ensure public safety including merchants and customers, as well as facilitate the ministry to conduct contact tracing in case of an outbreak.

In the breakdown of businesses and premises having registered for the BruHealth App, 1,432 are restaurants, 570 schools, 434 retail shops, 318 offices, 297 government premises, 230 food stalls, 158 gyms, 158 barber/salons, 50 car workshops, 47 shopping malls, 44 health centres and clinics, 31 recreational clubs, 26 places of interest, 20 supermarkets, 21 markets, 12 indoor playgrounds, 12 golf courses, 15 places of worship, seven cinemas, eight hospitals, 132 take aways, one petrol station, one ride sharing and 611 others.

-- Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin

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