Brunei Among Top 50 Safest Places During COVID-19: Report

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Sept 7 NNN-ANN) – Brunei ranks among the top 50 safest places, globally, to live, during the COVID-19 pandemic, a global research report said.

According to local daily, the Borneo Bulletin on Sunday, the study by Deep Knowledge Group, a consortium of companies and non-profits owned by Deep Knowledge Ventures, a Hong Kong-based investment firm, indicated that the Brunei authorities’ whole-of-nation approach, strong leader, a very committed population and the involvement of everyone, managed to curb the COVID-19 spread.

Brunei, Chinese Mainland Resume Direct Flights After COVID-19 Situation Under Control

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Aug 9 (NNN-ANN) – Brunei resumed direct flights with Hangzhou, China on Tuesday, marking its first direct flights with the Chinese mainland, after COVID-19 pandemic cut air connection between the two countries.

According to travel agencies and the Chinese embassy in Brunei, the round-trip direct flights between Bandar Seri Begawan and Hangzhou, will be carried out by Royal Brunei Airlines (RB), the sultanate’s national carrier, with Boeing 787 or Airbus 320.

Brunei Reports No New COVID-19 Cases For 33 Straight Days

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, June 10 (NNN-BB NEWS) – Brunei reported no new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, with the national tally of cases standing at 141, marking the 33rd consecutive day without new cases, since May 7.

In relation to the contacts of the cases found to be positive in Malaysia, laboratory tests for COVID-19 on 134 contacts of the cases are found to be negative, while others are still pending test results.

The ministry of health says, 120 individuals are currently undergoing quarantine and a total of 2,703 individuals have completed their quarantine.

First Batch Of Students Released From Isolation In Brunei

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Apr 5 (NNN-BBNEWS) – The first batch of Bruneian students, who underwent isolation at several isolation centres, from Mar 20, completed their 14-day isolation yesterday.

Parents and family members were seen waiting patiently at various hotels, which had isolation centres, while the children underwent the process of checking out after isolation.

New Isolation Centre Under Construction In Brunei

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Mar 28 (NNN-BBNEWS) – A new National Isolation Centre (NIC) is being constructed in the Tutong District, to accommodate patients positive for COVID-19. The Ministry of Development (MoD) is collaborating with the Ministry of Health (MoH) in coordinating the construction of the new NIC.

This was stated by Minister of Development, Ir Awang Haji Suhaimi bin Haji Gafar, during a press conference at the MoH yesterday.

Brunei Sees 17 Percent Increase In Cancer Cases During 2014-2018

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Feb 5 (NNN-BB NEWS) – Cancer patients in Brunei have increased by 17 percent from 2014 to 2018, compared to the period of between 2009 to 2013, Health Minister, Haji Mohammad Isham, said.

According to the minister, on World Cancer Day, which fell on Tuesday (yesterday), about 644 nationals and permanent residents of Brunei Darussalam were diagnosed with cancer, and the number of cancer deaths in 2018 was 304.

Brunei, China Sign Muskmelon Export Protocol

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Dec 18 (NNN-BBNEWS) – China and Brunei signed a protocol on the phyto-sanitary requirement, to allow export of muskmelon from Brunei to China, Brunei’s Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism, said.

The signing was made in Beijing on Monday, between the General Administration of Customs of China and the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism of Brunei. Brunei was represented by the Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism, Haji Ali, and on behalf of China was Vice Minister of General Administration of Customs, Zhang Jiwen.

Brunei To Hold First International Flower Show

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Oct 6 (NNN-BB NEWS) – Brunei’s International Flower Show (BIFS) 2019, scheduled for Oct 23-27, drew exhibitors from China, Thailand and Vietnam, as well as, from local companies, a senior Brunei official said.

It will feature flower exhibitions, creative landscaping, workshops, activities and competitions.

Brunei To Achieve National Rice Sufficiency Targets: Minister

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Sept 16 (NNN-BB NEWS) – Efforts to boost Brunei’s rice production, to achieve its national rice sufficiency targets, are gaining momentum with the use of high-yielding rice strains and the doubling of sites for commercial rice cultivation, local media reported on Sunday, quoting Brunei’s Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism, Haji Ali bin Apong.

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