learn facts about COVID-19 With WHO’S WhatsApp text bot

The Coronavirus outbreak is spreading rapidly, and so is misinformation related to the pandemic. In these testing times, you can only rely on trusted sources such as the World Health Organization (WHO), and the health departments of your local governments.

New York. – WhatsApp today announced the launch of two initiatives in support of the global fight against the Coronavirus pandemic: the global launch of the WhatsApp Coronavirus Information Hub in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme, the World Health Organization and UNICEF, and a $1m donation to the Poynter Institute’s International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN).

Its bot can send you the latest information at the tap of a button, including the latest numbers, advice on how to protect yourself, ‘mythbusters’, news and announcements, and answers to common questions about the virus.

Social media is one of the most prominent platforms where information is regulated and consumed by users. Likewise, to regulate facts and truthful answers about the pandemic, all social media platforms have been in touch with the World Health Organisation.

Currently, this bot provides you with latest numbers across the world related to the pandemic, tip and FAQs on the disease, myths surrounding COVID-19, travel advice, and latest news from the health organization.

The bot also provides you with relevant links such as latest announcements and articles related to coronavirus.

While WHO has an expansive site dedicated to COVID-19, WhatsApp is an easier way to reach over 2 billion people. Plus, a lot of people might not have basic information related to the outbreak. For them, WhatsApp messages are a more accessible way to learn about the current situation.

On the other hand, Twilio, a cloud communication platform, has announced that it’s built a free bot for health organizations that contain FAQs related to COVID-19.

The bot also provides you with relevant links such as latest announcements and articles related to coronavirus.

While WHO has an expansive site dedicated to COVID-19, WhatsApp is an easier way to reach over 2 billion people. Plus, a lot of people might not have basic information related to the outbreak. For them, WhatsApp messages are a more accessible way to learn about the current situation.

On the other hand, Twilio, a cloud communication platform, has announced that it’s built a free bot for health organizations that contain FAQs related to COVID-19.

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