To obtain information, users they should send a message, via WhatsApp, to WHO on +41 79 475 22 09, and write the word "Hi" to start the conversation. After that, the user can acquire access in official information for coronavirus.
Virus information will be updated daily so that all new ones are available developments. At present, h service is only available at English language. The service is expected to be available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish in the coming weeks.
According to the WHO Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, η technology it helps a lot, as it enables the transfer of vital information to too many people. This can save lives and protect people who are vulnerable to coronavirus.
WhatsApp also has its own information page, created with the help of UNICEF, the United Nations Development Program and the WHO. The agency also said it would give $ 1 million to International Information Control Network for combating its spread misinformation via SMS and messaging services.
Facebook, the owner of WhatsApp, said last week that it would start putting coronary information on top of its news user.
“The key for us is to make sure people can access good, reliable information from trusted sources. We display valid information throughout network and we make sure it doesn't spread misinformation", Said Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
The platform leader said that some "pranks" have been released on Facebook. One encouraged patients not to be treated, while another told people to drink chlorine if they thought they were infected with coronavirus. Facebook is trying to remove this kind of news.