On 20 March 2020, WHO has launched a messaging service with WhatsApp and Facebook as its partners to keep people updated and safe from coronavirus. WhatsApp and Facebook are such a powerful platform that makes it easy for WHO to potentially reach 2 billion people at a time and provide the required information right in the hands of them.
WHO is trying to reach you and your family and friends directly through this messaging service that will provide the latest news and information about COVID-19. It will include the details of the symptoms and ways to protect yourself and others from this deadly virus. It will also include the latest situation reports and numbers in real-time to help the government deal with the situation and protect their populations.
This is user-friendly and very easy to use. It can be accessed through a link generated and provided by WHO and this link will directly take you to WhatsApp and opens a conversation. People just need to type ‘HI’ to activate the conversation and you are ready to go. A WHO expert will ask you about your doubts and queries and help you resolve it.
This is a great and impressive initiative taken by WHO. We just hope that this pandemic ends soon. Till then stay safe and stay healthy.