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WHO starts WhatsApp chat feature about coronavirus

The Health Organization Friday a chat in collaboration with Facebook started from WhatsApp. Users with questions about the coronavirus may thus include see the latest official figures, and get answers to frequently asked questions.

The Health Organization Friday a chat in collaboration with Facebook started from WhatsApp. Users with questions about the coronavirus may thus include see the latest official figures, and get answers to frequently asked questions.

The WHO Health Alert can be reached by ‘hi’ to flaps to the hotline +41,798,931,892 or click this link.

Then you get a menu of options, including a frequently asked questions such as what are the symptoms of COVID-19 and how to cope with stress during the outbreak.

There is also a segment with false information that the WHO like remedies. The corona virus is not spread by mosquito bites, for example. There is no evidence that eating garlic – how healthy that is – helping to protect yourself against the virus.

Screenshot of the WHO Health Alert on WhatsApp

The messaging service has the potential to reach two billion people, according to the WHO aimed at everyone from leaders of countries and health workers to family and friends.

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