15 February 2021
Social responsibility and adapting to the new norm
In recognising their roles in containing and reducing the spread of COVID-19, the people of Brunei Darussalam have adapted to the now-universal “new normal,” which stresses the importance of social responsibility.
Social distancing; the use of hand sanitisers and face masks; body temperature checks; and the use of the BruHealth mobile application to scan QR codes when entering and exiting offices, business premises and institutions, are now part of the “new norm.”
As underlined by the Minister of Health, “What’s important is to always exercise our social responsibility to avoid the spread of COVID-19.”
By adapting to these new norms, not only can we protect ourselves and family members from COVID-19, but it also raises general awareness about good hygiene practices, as emphasised in Islam.
As of 15th February, 2021, Brunei Darussalam has recorded a total of 184 cases of COVID-19 infection, of which 177 have recovered and another four are active cases currently being treated at the National Isolation Centre (NIC).
This reflects the country’s whole-of-nation approach in which every citizen and resident plays a vital role in shouldering the shared responsibility of helping the government to curb the pandemic effectively and in a lasting manner, for the benefit of the citizens’ and residents’ own health and well-being.