Three eateries were fined up to 5,000 Brunei dollars (3,586 United States dollars) for flouting safety guidelines imposed to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Health said on Tuesday.
According to the ministry, a total of 21 food premises at a business center in the capital were inspected by health enforcement officers. It was found that three of the 21 businesses did not comply with the directives issued and were issued compound fines by the ministry.
The three eateries were fined on the spot for not providing body temperature checks before visitors entering the premises; food handlers not wearing face masks and no social distancing measures in place.
The health ministry reminded business owners and their employees to comply with the ministry’s directives and continue to carry out their social responsibilities and practice COVID-19 prevention measures in their business premises.
Brunei reported no new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday with the national tally of cases standing at 141, marking the 54th day without new cases since May 7.
No active cases are being treated at the National Isolation Center and a total of 138 patients have recovered.
There have been three deaths resulted from COVID-19 in Brunei.