Brunei further eases COVID-19-related restrictions

Source: Xinhua| 2020-07-22 23:32:58|Editor: huaxia

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, July 22 (Xinhua) -- Brunei rolled out a further easing of social distancing measures on Wednesday, allowing more premises and business activities to operate at full capacity.

According to the country's Ministry of Health, some previously prohibited activities are now permitted starting from Thursday, including arcades as well as indoor and outdoor children's playgrounds.

Safety guidelines for mass gatherings have also been further relaxed, allowing gathering of no more than 100 individuals.

A number of premises and business activities are now allowed to operate at 100 percent guest capacity, including schools, gyms and fitness centers, indoor and outdoor sports facilities, restaurants, cafes and food courts, mosques and prayer halls.

Brunei reported no new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday with the national tally of cases standing at 141.

It marked the 76th consecutive day without new cases. There have been three deaths resulting from COVID-19 in Brunei and a total of 138 patients have recovered. Enditem