ENTERING RECOVERY PHASE
Brunei: Government extended national lockdown measures until 4 September 2021 due to rapid increase in locally transmitted cases.
- As of 21 August 2021, Brunei’s Ministry of Health extended lockdown measures for another two weeks and introduced strictest control measures within two days.
- Besides closing religious places, schools switching to online learning, no dine-in for restaurants, and closing indoor and outdoor sports facilities, leisure centres and cinemas, most of the mass gatherings is banned, requiring all non-essential sector workers to work-fromhome and all residents are barred from leaving their houses without any important reason.
- On 24 August, the first drive-through swab testing facility was opened in Jerudong in line with efforts to increase COVID-19 testing capacity.
- Royal Brunei Airlines (RBA) has suspended most of its routes until 30 October, with limited scheduled services continuing to Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, London, Manila, Melbourne, and Singapore only.