Billy Mason’s Oral History

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Title

Billy Mason’s Oral History

Synopsis

● Billy Mason (pseudonym), 31 years old, Chinese, Malaysian
● Gender: Male.
● Occupation: Private school teacher.
● Religion: Buddhist
● Has been working in Brunei since 2017.
● Was strongly advised by the school / his employer not to travel during the March school holidays as a result of COVID-19 outbreak in Brunei
● Has not been back home (Johore Bahru) since the first positive COVID-19 case was detected in Brunei

Date Created

February 6, 2021

Language of interview

English

Index

Biography 1-2
- Family 4-5, 16

Bruneian Government Covid-response
- Border closure 8, 17, 19-20
- BruHealth 16
- Ministries 3, 14, 19
- Travel Restrictions 3, 5, 8, 18-20

Communication
- News 3
- Social Media 19

Daily Routine
- Chinese herbs 15-16
- Hand sanitizer 13
- Masks 13
- Panic buying 12

Job
- Teacher 1, 6, 13, 19
- Foreign colleagues 3-4, 17-18

Mobility during pandemic
- Movement Restrictions 3-4, 8, 18-19
- School 5-6, 8
- Students 3, 6, 9, 11
--- Online schooling 6-8, 10-11, 20
--- Parents 8-9, 11, 18-19
- Social Distancing 12
- Social Functions 18

Response measures for Covid-19
- Hygiene 13, 20-21
- Masking up 13
- Swabbing test Centers 14

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Billy Mason’s Oral History