Brunei Ministry of Health warns people of Covid-19 scam calls

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, March 7 (Borneo Bulletin/ANN): The Ministry of Health (MoH) issued a public warning of scam calls from unknown numbers that inform the recipients they are close contacts of a Covid-19 positive case and request them to call a number for further verification during which they are asked to provide personal information.

The MoH said these calls did not originate from the ministry or the Darussalam Line 123 and called on the public to refrain from sharing personal information with suspicious callers.

“The MoH takes this matter seriously and has made a report to the relevant authorities for further investigation,” it said in a statement.

For information, MOH said call Darussalam Line at 123 or Health Advice Line at 148.

Brunei reported 4,005 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday (March 6), bringing the national tally to 88,849.

As a country of 420,000 people, Brunei saw its daily cases hitting 4,885 on Thursday, another record high, after exceeding the 4,000 mark last Monday.

All the newly recorded cases were local infections, the country's health ministry said.

As of March 5, 56.5 percent of Brunei's population have received three doses of the Covid-19 vaccines, while more than 94 percent of Brunei's population have received one dose and two doses, respectively.

Currently, 38,594 active cases are being treated and monitored in Brunei, where 50,112 recoveries from COVID-19 have been reported. - Borneo Bulletin/ANN

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