JJ Lin blamed for causing new COVID-19 cases in Fujian

Singapore — On Sept 10 and 11, in the city of Putian (in the Fujian province of China), new Covid-19 cases were reported, and the origin of the spread was said to be of a traveller from Singapore who tested positive on Sept 10.

Nothing was out of the ordinary except that local reports revealed the partial Chinese name of the traveller bears a strong similarity to local singer JJ Lin’s Chinese name (Lin Junjie). This led to some netizens accusing JJ Lin of causing the spread.

In what appears to be a response, 40-year-old Lin shared on Weibo and Instagram a wefie taken with some friends on the night of Sept 10. The Mandopop star also geotagged the post to show that he was in Singapore, reported Asiaone.

The following day, Lin published another photo of himself wearing a mask and wrote: “To achieve the ideal state, one’s health is the most important.”

JJ Lin and his friends in Singapore. Picture: Instagram

It’s time that those anxious netizens lay low as they have got the wrong guy.

Born March 1981, Wayne Lim Junjie, better known by his stage name JJ Lin, is a Singaporean singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor.

Lin launched his musical career by releasing his debut album, Music Voyager (2003). Lin has received three Golden Melody Awards, including one Best New Artist and two Best Mandarin Male Singer.

JJ Lin was born to an ethnic Kim-mûi Hokkien family (Minnan ethnicity) in Singapore and studied at Jing Shan Primary School, Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) and Saint Andrew’s Junior College before completing his National Service.

Lin’s family consists of his brother, father and mother who have a background in Chinese Classical Music, hence influencing the artist’s music. Furthermore, his brother was a major influence on his career choice.

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In addition to Mandarin, Lin also sings in English, Hokkien (his native dialect) and Cantonese using a romanized pronunciation system, and has released his songs in Cantonese. /TISG

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