Covıd-19, Coronavirus

Covıd-19, Coronavirus

PM Lee warns against fake COVID-19 email purportedly sent by him asking people for 'contributions'

PM Lee warns against fake COVID-19 email purportedly sent by him asking people for 'contributions'

30/3/2020 7:23:00 AM

PM Lee warns against fake COVID-19 email purportedly sent by him asking people for 'contributions'

SINGAPORE: An email purportedly sent by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong asking for 'contributions and thoughts' as Singapore tackles the spread of ...

BookmarkSINGAPORE: An email purportedly sent by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong asking for"contributions and thoughts" as Singapore tackles the spread of COVID-19 is fake, said Mr Lee on Monday (Mar 30).The incident has been reported to the police, Mr Lee added.

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AdvertisementAdvertisement"A fake email that purports to come from me is circulating online. The email gives an update on the COVID-19 situation, and encourages them to respond with their contributions and thoughts to the situation," Mr Lee wrote in a Facebook post.

He urged people not to respond to the email or provide any personal information."Please do not forward it to your friends and family," Mr Lee said.The email claims to have been sent using the Prime Minister's"personal email" account and thanks Singaporeans for their contributions towards the COVID-19 situation, while asking for a response.

AdvertisementAdvertisement"These are unscrupulous characters trying to exploit the current crisis to dupe you. Be extra careful, and stay safe online."CNA has contacted the Singapore Police Force.READ: Message circulating online about safe-distancing ambassadors imposing fines untrue: Enterprise Singapore

There have been cases of phishing scams in Singapore amid the COVID-19 outbreak.Last Friday, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said it was aware of scammers using automated voice calls or impersonating MOH employees or the contact tracing team.They would ask people to provide personal information, including financial details, or ask them to collect documents from the ministry.

"MOH will not ask for your financial details during contact tracing, and MOH will not ask you to collect documents from us, if you do not have existing matters with us," the ministry wrote on its website. Read more: CNA »

It might take ‘several years’ for Covid-19 to run its course, says PM LeeSINGAPORE — It might take “several years” before Covid-19 has gone around the world and run its course, unless “something happens to abort that process”, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in an interview with CNN that was aired on Sunday (March 29).

Covid-19: PM Lee warns public of fake email about virus situationSINGAPORE — Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has warned the public about a scam email claiming to be from his personal account inviting recipients to reply with their thoughts on the Covid-19 outbreak.

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US and China swapping insults, blaming each other for COVID-19 won’t help solve the problem: PM LeeSINGAPORE: US-China ties were already “complicated” before the COVID-19 pandemic, but the blame game between them over the outbreak will not help ... So many anti chinese blaming China , so many finger pointings , like i said before , it doesn't help at all ....... It’s like pot calling the kettle black But one thing we know which its true and no debate...the Virus came from Wuhan. No argument on this one

US and China swapping insults, blaming each other for COVID-19 won’t help solve the problem: PM LeeSINGAPORE: US-China ties were already “complicated” before the COVID-19 pandemic, but the blame game between them over the outbreak will not help ... PM Lee is right.👍 Now is the time for the world to be united. Let’s set aside differences, no racial stigma. All humans fight against COVID-19, heal the 🌎! Have hope, have faith. We WILL do it, MUST do it, Can do it!💪 Sing the songs: We are the World n Heal the World. ❤️🙏 Chinais now settled sothey can talk. But US you are in a deadly crisis shut the f up andtakecare yr people first. Does this help ?

Coronavirus could take years to run its course, world must brace itself: PM LeeSINGAPORE - It could take several years for the coronavirus to go around the world and run its course unless something happens to abort that process, says Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, adding that the world will have to brace itself for a long battle ahead.. Read more at straitstimes.com. Recession will be Stay-Put for some years undoubtedly! tl;dr - US & China got to stop fighting, US need to stop mucking around, herd immunity is stupid, and there is still hope if countries around the world take this seriously. If you're Singaporean, be grateful. Your country has a strong leadership -- leaders who are grounded, transparent, disciplined, innovative and humble. If you're an American, be VERY afraid.