World Health Organisation launches WhatsApp coronavirus information service
Get your Covid-19 information from a reliable source.
The World Health Organisation, in partnership with messaging app WhatsApp, has launched a direct messaging service to provide people with information on Covid-19.
It's simple to avail of, all you have to do is click this link, and it will bring you to WhatsApp.
You then type Hi and send it to WHO and you will receive a reply like the one shown below offering you access to information on a range of topics to do with coronavirus.
You send your reply in the form of a number or an emoji and WHO will send you the information you requested.
"To increase access to reliable information, WHO has worked with WhatsApp and Facebook to launch a new WHO Health Alert messaging service," WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.
"This service will provide the latest news and information on COVID-19, including details on symptoms and how to protect yourself.
"The Health Alert service is now available in English and will be introduced in other languages next week."