LIMBANG (June 21): A total of 189 local drivers from various transportation and logistics companies in Limbang Division have received their first dose of Covid-19 vaccine.
They constituted 140 transporters from Limbang district and the rest were from Lawas district, disclosed Agriculture, Native Land and Regional Development Assistant Minister Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Ismail.
“Vaccination of the local transporters is important following the Brunei government requirement which only allows foreign-based transporters with Covid-19 vaccination certificate and cross-country permit issued by the government to enter the sultanate to deliver imported goods and services effective July 13 this year,” he said when visiting the roadblock in front of Limbang Sports Complex on Saturday.
Besides the need to take Covid-19 swab test, Dr Abdul Rahman said the local transporters must have taken two doses of the vaccine before they are allowed to enter the sultanate.
Thus, he hoped that the vaccination for local transporters would be speeded up so that they can enter the sultanate without any obstacles.
At the same time, the Bukit Kota assemblyman thanked the government for giving vaccine jabs to media practitioners in the Limbang Division.
“A big thank to the Limbang Division Disaster Management Committee and Ministry of Health Malaysia for also giving vaccination priority to media practitioners who need to go to the field for their news reporting duties.”
Joining him for the visit were Limbang Resident Ahmad Denney Ahmad Fauzi, Limbang district police chief Superintendent Parum Niot and Limbang District Police Public Order Section chief ASP Khairul Ridzuan Ahmad.