The world is trying to defeat the Coronavirus and people are also interested in news to know more about this. But there are many forms of fake propaganda through social media. The World Health Organization (WHO) has therefore decided to make official announcements about the epidemic through WhatsApp.
Through the service is free and the public can ask questions about the coronavirus. Save +417-989-318-982 for getting notifications on WhatsApp and the service is available 24hrs a day. The service is available through a link that opens a conversation on WhatsApp. Users can type "hi" to activate the conversation, promoting a menu of options to help them answer their questions about Covid-19.
You will get few messages based on your questions and every day you will get the latest updates about Covid-19. The WHO Health Alert was developed in partnership with Precalt.org using machine learning technology.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg commented on the new service launch, "With WHO Health Alerts, you can receive their daily situation report, which has the latest numbers of cases by country around the world, as well as tips on how to protect yourself, and answers to frequently asked questions that you can easily send to friends and family."
Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO said, "Digital technology gives us an unprecedented opportunity for vital health information to go viral and spread faster than the pandemic, helping us saves lives and protect the vulnerable. We are proud to have partners like Facebook and WhatsApp, that are supporting us in reaching billions of people with important health information."
World Health Organization said in a statement, " This easy-to-use messaging service has the potential to reach two billion people and enables WHO to get information directly into the hands of the people that need it."