The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a WhatsApp group where you can get information about the Coronavirus. This measure is the first of its kind as organizations like the WHO are not so keen on using social media like this. Therefore, this allows us to understand the widespreadness of the virus. All the major organizations in the world are using all possible tech means to spread awareness. The COVID-19 is not slowing down, and social media appears to be the only place with enough influence to reach every person on the planet.
COVID-19 WhatsApp Group
You can join the WHO WhatsApp group by clicking on this link, or by adding +41 79 893 18 92 into your contacts. The group is operated via an AI-based bot, and it provides you with all the necessary information about Coronavirus. It updates you about the latest progress in the number of affected people. While also providing you with tips on how to keep yourself secure from such viruses.
WhatsApp has access to more than 2 billion people, and with this move, WHO is able to take advantage of that. So, instead of going to the already full hospitals, people can seek help from the group about their symptoms. This will help them eliminate their doubts and take immediate measures on how to choose the best course of action. Microsoft was working on a similar dashboard, which will help people track the spread of Coronavirus. As the epidemic is spreading across more than 177 countries, more than 200,000 people are suffering from it. This number can go much higher if people continue to ignore it.
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
The Coronavirus Dashboard
The dashboard built by Microsoft keeps track of the virus on many levels. It can show you the global spread of it, whereas it also gives you information about each country. This can help you in refraining from arranging any travel to such countries and keep track of the virus on your own. Coronavirus is genuinely a test for technology, as it is pushing it to its maximum capacity.