Brunei extends early endemic phase until 30 April

The Early Endemic Phase, under the National COVID-19 Recovery Framework, has been extended until 30 April 2022, announced Minister of Home Affairs in a recent press briefing.

Yang Berhormat Pehin Hj Awang Abu Bakar also announced several updates to the existing guidelines by the COVID-19 Steering Committee;

• The sale of ART kits through vending machines provided by the government will be ceased as ARTs are readily available in shops at affordable market prices;

• Transport Operators – who are on duty to travel across the border to transport goods – are only required to obtain a negative ART result at least twice a week and are no longer required to obtain an RT-PCR test every two weeks.

“ART results must be reported via the BruHealth app and presented to border control post authorities, effective immediately,” he added.

The minister further said that the committee will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation where the guidelines will be updated from time to time for the safety of the country’s citizens and residents.

Further information and details can be found on the Prime Minister’s Office website at

“On this occasion, on behalf of members of the steering committee, we would like to wish all Muslims in the country a blessed month of fasting and pray that Allah Subhanahu Wata’ala will continue to bestow His blessings upon us to perform deeds of worship in this holy month and for Allah Subhanahu Wata’ala to protect us from COVID-19. Amin ya rabbal ‘alamin,” concluded the minister.


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