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COVID-19 live updates: June archive
An archive of our live blog from June 1-July 2

COVID-19 live updates: May archive
An archive of our live blog from May 1-31

COVID-19 live updates: April archive
An archive of our live blog from April 4-30

COVID-19 live updates: March archive
An archive of our live blog from March 13 to April 3

Key Announcements

May 21

Authorities prohibit open houses, family gatherings of more than 30 people during Hari Raya

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May 20

BruHealth will be made mandatory for all residents in near future

May 14

Brunei will start lifting some restrictions on May 16; eateries, sports facilities will be allowed to reopen with some limitations.

Gov’t launches contact tracing app.

May 4

Mosques will reopen for Friday prayers starting May 29

May 2

MoH will begin antibody testing at select gov’t health centres as part of additional surveillance

April 28

Schools to reopen on June 2 if outbreak remains under control

April 27

Gov’t to introduce contact tracing app for all residents once restrictions are lifted

April 24

New extension for National Isolation Centre doubles patient capacity

April 20

MoH says surveillance testing is being carried out in all prisons and Al-Islah Rehabilitation Centre.

Closure of mosques extended for the sixth week.

April 17

Mass tahlil and terawih prayers will not be allowed during Ramadan

April 16

Gov’t to introduce tracking bracelets for quarantined individuals, discharged COVID-19 patients

April 13

HM announces special allowance for frontliners.

Market vendors, taxi drivers to receive financial aid.

Closure of mosques extended for the fifth week.

April 9 

Home-based learning for all public and private schools extended to May 14

April 6

Migrant workers to be randomly selected for COVID-19 testing.

Gerai Ramadan cancelled.

Closure of mosques extended for the fourth week.

April 5 

All arrivals in Brunei to undergo isolation at government-designated facilities. Self-isolation at home no longer allowed.

March 30

Gov’t unveils $450 million stimulus package.

New virology labs opens to increase Brunei’s testing capacity.

Closure of mosques extended for the third week.

March 28

63-year-old man dies of complications from COVID-19

March 27

Gov’t announces construction of new building for isolation centre to be completed mid-late April

March 25 

Classroom learning suspended, schools to go online when term begins March 31

March 24

All foreigners barred from entering the country

March 23 

Closure of mosques extended for second week

March 20

All inbound travellers to undergo mandatory self-isolation for 14 days.

Gov’t announces construction of new virology lab.

March 19

Banks announce 6-month loan deferments for SMEs in key sectors

March 18 

Cinemas and museums closed.

Restaurants prohibited from serving dine-in orders.

March 17

Travel ban extended to visitors from the UK.

All places of worship closed for one week.

Temburong bridge opens to public.

March 16

All Brunei residents barred from leaving the country

March 14

Travel ban extended to visitors from the European Union

March 13

Mass gatherings prohibited, including weddings and sports events

March 9

Brunei reports first COVID-19 case, linked to mass Tabligh gathering in Kuala Lumpur

Key Announcements

May 21

Authorities prohibit open houses, family gatherings of more than 30 people during Hari Raya

More...

May 20

BruHealth will be made mandatory for all residents in near future

May 14

Brunei will start lifting some restrictions on May 16; eateries, sports facilities will be allowed to reopen with some limitations.

Gov’t launches contact tracing app.

May 4

Mosques will reopen for Friday prayers starting May 29

May 2

MoH will begin antibody testing at select gov’t health centres as part of additional surveillance

April 28

Schools to reopen on June 2 if outbreak remains under control

April 27

Gov’t to introduce contact tracing app for all residents once restrictions are lifted

April 24

New extension for National Isolation Centre doubles patient capacity

April 20

MoH says surveillance testing is being carried out in all prisons and Al-Islah Rehabilitation Centre.

Closure of mosques extended for the sixth week.

April 17

Mass tahlil and terawih prayers will not be allowed during Ramadan

April 16

Gov’t to introduce tracking bracelets for quarantined individuals, discharged COVID-19 patients

April 13

HM announces special allowance for frontliners.

Market vendors, taxi drivers to receive financial aid.

Closure of mosques extended for the fifth week.

April 9 

Home-based learning for all public and private schools extended to May 14

April 6

Migrant workers to be randomly selected for COVID-19 testing.

Gerai Ramadan cancelled.

Closure of mosques extended for the fourth week.

April 5 

All arrivals in Brunei to undergo isolation at government-designated facilities. Self-isolation at home no longer allowed.

March 30

Gov’t unveils $450 million stimulus package.

New virology labs opens to increase Brunei’s testing capacity.

Closure of mosques extended for the third week.

March 28

63-year-old man dies of complications from COVID-19

March 27

Gov’t announces construction of new building for isolation centre to be completed mid-late April

March 25 

Classroom learning suspended, schools to go online when term begins March 31

March 24

All foreigners barred from entering the country

March 23 

Closure of mosques extended for second week

March 20

All inbound travellers to undergo mandatory self-isolation for 14 days.

Gov’t announces construction of new virology lab.

March 19

Banks announce 6-month loan deferments for SMEs in key sectors

March 18 

Cinemas and museums closed.

Restaurants prohibited from serving dine-in orders.

March 17

Travel ban extended to visitors from the UK.

All places of worship closed for one week.

Temburong bridge opens to public.

March 16

All Brunei residents barred from leaving the country

March 14

Travel ban extended to visitors from the European Union

March 13

Mass gatherings prohibited, including weddings and sports events

March 9

Brunei reports first COVID-19 case, linked to mass Tabligh gathering in Kuala Lumpur

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