Deputy pandemic controller Dr Daoni Esorom said public health safety measures remained in effect and should be strictly followed. The first case of the Covid-19 Delta variant was that of a 65-year-old Filipino ship captain.
Esorom said the health safety message applied to politicians too.
"There is no different message to politicians. The message is standard. We need to comply with the measures. Events for more than 100 people must be approved by the National Control Centre. Anything beyond that will not be allowed," Daoni said, adding that mass gatherings were banned.
"There is no other way to do this. We need to comply especially when you have a variant that can spread very fast. Vaccination is important. There is enough vaccine for everybody, please get yourself vaccinated to protect yourself, your family, and communities. We need to educate people, they must adhere to the measures," he said.