Zarina Othman’s Oral History

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Title

Zarina Othman’s Oral History

Synopsis

● Zarina Othman (pseudonym), 31 years old, Bruneian, Malay.
● Gender: Female.
● Married. A mother with two kids.
● Before the pandemic, Zarina Othman used to work in fashion marketing in Kuala Lumpur. Currently a stay-at-home mom as well as a consultant on social media marketing.
● Volunteered as an essential worker during the pandemic. Worked at quarantine centres and swabbing centres for 200 days.
● In Brunei, the public is advised to exercise social distancing, frequently wash hands with soap and practice proper coughing and sneezing etiquette.
● Tracing app (BruHealth) implemented.
● As of 31st January 2021, Brunei Darussalam has reported 180 confirmed cases for COVID-19, with 3 deaths. 171 have recovered.

Date Created

January 28, 2021

Language of interview

English

Index

Biography 1-2
- Family 1, 4-6, 8-9, 13-15, 20, 37
- Stay-home Mum 1, 18-19, 32

Bruneian Government Covid-response
- Border closure 2, 23
- BruHealth 36
- Isolation 12-13, 22
- Ministry taskforce 10-12, 26-27
--- Whatsapp group 11
- Quarantine 12, 22
- Social Distancing 13, 33
- Travel 4-6, 11-12, 22, 24, 34-36

Communication
- Social Media 2-3, 22-23, 31-34

Daily Routine
- Groceries 8
- Hand sanitizer 7
- Masks 7
- Panic buying 7
- Supermarket 7-9

Job 1, 5
- Consultant 1, 10, 20
- Fashion marketing 1
- Frontliners 14-17
--- PPE 16
--- Test Centers 16
- Resignation 9
- Unpaid leave 9
- Volunteering 10-11, 14-17, 22, 28-29

Mobility during pandemic
- Movement Restrictions 21-23
- School 8, 18-20, 37
--- Home schooling 18, 24, 33
--- Teachers 18-19, 24-25, 28
- Work from Home 21, 26

Racial Tension
- Black Lives Matter 30-31
- Influencers 31-32

Response measures for Covid-19
- Danger of Covid-19 2-3
--- Worldometer 3
- Masking up 16

Space
- Cleaning 8-9
- Working spaces 21

Support
- Family grocery runs 8

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