Media Conference on the Country's Current Covid-19 Situation
No new COVID-19 cases have been reported today and the total number of cases remains at 135. Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Doctor Awang Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar, Minister of Health shared the current COVID-19 situation during the joint conference with Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia Doctor Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong, Minister of Home Affairs and Yang Berhormat Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awang Othman, Minister of Religious Affairs, yesterday afternoon.
All Ramadhan Stalls will be Cancelled for this Year
All Ramadhan stalls under the jurisdiction of the Municipal Departments, District Offices, and the Youth and Sports Department which are usually held throughout the month of Ramadhan will be cancelled for this year. This was explained by Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia Doctor Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong, Minister of Home Affairs in this afternoon's media conference.
The Response to the Public's Concern on Social Media and an Article from a Bangladeshi Website
The Minister of Home Affairs also gave a response to the public's concern raised on social media and an article from a Bangladeshi website in relation to the spread of COVID-19 linked to the presence of Bangladeshi workers in the country, stated to be 25 thousand people and estimated that a large number of them are undocumented workers and their eligibility to be in the country and that 7 of them have been confirmed to be positive for COVID-19.
13 foreign Nationals Comprising were Found to be in the Country without Valid Documents
On the position of undocumented migrants, the Minister of Home Affairs explained that based on statistics from the Department of Immigration and National Registration for 2019 until March 2020, 13 foreign nationals comprising 12 Malaysians and one Indonesian were found to be in the country without valid documents.
Temporary Closure of All Mosques, Suraus and Religious Halls Extended
The temporary closure for all mosques, suraus and religious halls in the country have been extended for another week by the consent of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam. Yang Berhormat Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awang Othman. Minister of Religious Affairs informed on the matter during this afternoon's media conference.
Recitation of the Surah Yasin and Doa Broadcast Live From The Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque In Conjunction With The Night Of Nisfu Sya'aban
The public can follow the recitation of the Surah Yasin and Doa broadcast live from the Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque in conjunction with the night of Nisfu Sya'aban this year. It is a collaboration of the Mosque Affairs Department and Radio Television Brunei.
Roadside Vendors are Advised to Obey and Respect the Directives
Roadside vendors are advised to obey and respect the directives as well as advice issued by the Ministry of Health in the interest of all. The Minister of Home Affairs explained the matter in answering the question on the closure of this year's Ramadhan Stalls.
Social Distancing be Implemented during Payment of Zakat or Tithe
The payment of Zakat or tithe will go on as usual on condition that social distancing be implemented. Those are among the explanation by the Minister of Religious Affair on questions raised about the Ministry of Religious Affairs plan on the implementation of e-Zakat payment.
Issues on the Follow Up of Sample Collecting for Foreigners
On issues on the follow up of sample collecting for foreigners, the Ministry of Health said that for now the matter will be implemented by focusing on thousands of foreigners entering the country two weeks before the country's border were closed.
Welcomed for All Parties to Play their Part in Informing and Understanding the Advice
The Minister of Home Affairs during the question and answer session also mention that all parties are responsible to inform the health advice to the particular party.