While fighting seriously against coronavirus outbreak, the World Health Organization is also in battle with misinformation and it’s doing so in a very great way – with a WhatsApp bot. WhatsApp users can now ask almost everything on coronavirus-related question and it will release an up-to-date authoritative information.
To receive updates on #COVID19 from WHO add this number— +41 79 893 18 92 to your contacts and send a @WhatsApp message. You’ll automatically be registered to receive updates and also have an option to ask for more information as shown below. pic.twitter.com/WXaGd88AGf
— WHO Uganda (@WHOUganda) March 20, 2020
How It Works
All you have to do is add the bot to your contact list using the number +41 79 893 18 92 and then start a chat by typing “join”.
A simple menu will be displayed and you can navigate by typing in the relevant number corresponding to the information you want to receive regarding the COVID-19 outbreak.
Of course you can just open WHO’s official website and look up the information you need the good old-fashioned way.