Media Statement on the Latest COVID-19 Situation
No new COVID-19 case was reported yesterday, and the total cases remains at 141. In a media statement issued by the Ministry of Health on the latest COVID-19 situation in the country, one case has recovered, therefore the total recovered cases increased to 137. The Ministry of Health also advised members of the public who have yet registered to the BruHealth app to do so.
Sunat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri Performed at Home, Strengthen Family Ties
Muslims in the country welcomed the 1st of Syawal with a different way as the country is facing the COVID-19 pandemic. The Sunat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri prayer, which is usually performed at mosques, suraus and religious halls nationwide, was performed at home with the family for this year.
Performing Sunat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri at Home
RTB crew also visited several houses in other district to see how the Sunat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri was performed with the family.
The Echo of Takbir Hari Raya Takbir
Traditionally, Muslims all over the world usher in Aidil Fitri with Takbir Hari Raya at mosques, suraus, religious halls and even their own homes. Performing Takbir signifies the ummah's gratitude to Allah and their success in completing the one month of fasting in Ramadhan. However this year, as an essential measure towards curbing the spread of the COVID-19 infection, all mosques, suraus and religious halls are closed and the public perform the Takbir and Sunat Aidil Fitri prayers at home with their families.
Benefit and Reward of the Six Day Fast
Even though this year's Hari Raya celebration is different from the previous years due to the Coronavirus pandemic, there are benefits behind the COVID-19 situation that one can truly appreciate and internalise. With much lesser reciprocal visits and open houses to attend this year, it is more convenient to perform the Six Days sunnat or preferable fasting in Syawal. The Syawal fasting is best performed continuously starting from the second day of Hari Raya. It can also be performed on alternate days or any other way as long it is six days in Syawal.
Ramadhan Nights were Enlivened Despite the COVID-19 Pandemic
The month of Ramadhan had just left, and it will be truly missed by the Muslim ummah, as they get to experience the beauty of fasting during the holy month. Although this year's Ramadhan is different from the previous years following the COVID-19 infection that led to temporary closure of mosques, suraus and religious halls nationwide, it does not deter Muslims to enliven the nights of Ramadhan.
30 House Fire Calls Received in the First Four Months this Year
From the month of January to April this year, the Fire and Rescue Department, Ministry of Home Affairs received 30 calls related to house fires nationwide. In a press release issued by the Fire and Rescue Department, reports on the house fires involved losses estimated at $1,160,930.
Man Detained for Extortion
A local man was brought before the Bandar Seri Begawan Magistrate's Court for an offence under Section 383 and 384 of the Penal Code, Chapter 22 for extorting a private company employee.
Joint Roadblock Operation Recorded 55 Cases
The Department of Investigation and Traffic Control, JSKLL of the Royal Brunei Police Force, Prime Minister's Office, with the cooperation of the Royal Customs and Excise Department, Ministry of Finance and Economy, the Immigration and National Registration Department, Ministry of Home Affairs and the Narcotics Control Bureau, Prime Minister's Office, organised a joint roadblock operation recently. The operation carried out at Jalan Utama Mentiri heading towards the Muara Tutong Highway was led by Head of the JSKLL Unit, Deputy Superintendent of Police Ang Lay Bee.
Kuih Mor is Synonymous with Hari Raya Aidil Fitri
When celebrating Hari Raya, people often remember Kuih Mor, as the delicacy is synonymous with Hari Raya Aidil Fitri. RTB crew took a closer look on how Kuih Mor is made.