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


Image from Borneo Bulletin/ANN

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

Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!

Brunei , Covid-19 , MOH , Warn People , Scam Calls

   

Next In Aseanplus News

'Democracy is tiring and messy': Presumptive president Prabowo
Uber Eats starts robot deliveries in Tokyo
Brunei plans new solar plant to boost renewable energy
Two injured in bus explosion in Cambodia's tourist hub: police
Hong Kong police launch attempted murder-suicide probe after father killed and son, 7, critically injured by fall
Chaos in Parliament after PN MP accuses govt of validating communist struggle
Gov proposes for consolidation of oil palm smallholders to bigger clusters
Four Philippine navy personnel injured as China blocks supply boats (update)
Shell companies in S’pore linked to money laundering operation in India (update)
Mr Bean blamed for sluggish electric car sales

Others Also Read