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Warning over fake Covid-19 alert

A fake Covid-19 e-mail claiming to be from the Government is circulating (File photograph)

A fake e-mail with wrong Covid-19 case results has been circulated, the government warned yesterday.

The e-mail, which appears to be from the Government, uses The Royal Gazette’s “Breaking News” format.

A Government spokeswoman said: “This e-mail is fake. The public is urged not to forward this e-mail or any message that is not credible.

“As a reminder, official information from the Government is always shared through a press conference or a press release or advisory.”

A spokesman for The Royal Gazette said: “It is reprehensible that someone would use our breaking news e-mail format to scare people about something as serious as the Covid-19 pandemic.

“We would urge people to examine the actual address of e-mails to be certain that they are genuine.

“Any real breaking news e-mails from The Royal Gazette come from the address alerts@royalgazette.com.”

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Published August 28, 2021 at 11:11 am (Updated August 28, 2021 at 11:11 am)

Warning over fake Covid-19 alert

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