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13/08/2020  Reduction of Charge for RT-PCR COVID-19 Swab Test

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In the same media statement, the Minister of Health also informs that by the consent of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, the charge for the RT-PCR COVID-19 swab test imposed on foreigners given special approval to enter the country, has been reduced from $1,000 to $350 starting on Friday, 14th of August 2020.

 

The Ministry of Health will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation in the country as well as at the regional and international levels. The ministry will also carry out continuous risk assessments in consideration of further de-escalation plans. If the pandemic situation is once again of a concern, the Ministry of Health will not hesitate to re-tighten the social distancing measures needed to curb the pandemic. The Ministry of Health will inform the public on any changes in the situation from time to time if needed.

 

The ministry also stressed upon and reminded the public to continue to adhere to any directives issued by the government as well as carry out their respective social responsibilities by maintaining self-hygiene, proper sneezing ethics, wear face masks while at crowded public places and if they are feeling unwell, NOT to be at public areas and mass gatherings.

 

Aside from that, the public is also encouraged to use the BruHealth application and scan the QR Code everytime when entering and exiting premises especially in public places such as shopping centres, sundry goods shops, restaurants, beauty establishments, hairdressers and others. Therefore, premise managers are advised to print and display the QR Codes in the respective entrances. The public is also urged to take seriously the use of the BruHealth application especially in scanning the QR Code as it is vital for the Ministry of Health in contact tracing in the occurrence of any spread of infection. In this regard, any enquiries or problems pertaining to the use of the BruHealth application, can be directed to the Health Advice Line 148 during office hours or through 'bruhealth.support@moh.gov.bn' and 'askhal@moh.gov.bn'. 



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