Alert keeps billions linked in with COVID-19 facts, not fiction

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RECENTLY the World Health Organization launched its messaging service to keep the public looped in on how to stay safe from coronavirus, Covid-19.

And together with social media partners WhatsApp and Facebook, this app has the potential to reach 2 billion people and is beginning to reach Malaysians too.

The user-friendly messaging service allows WHO to provide information directly into the hands of those who seek it.

Government leaders, health workers, family and friends would be able to obtain news and information on coronavirus.

These include details on symptoms and how the public can protect themselves and others.

It also provides the latest situation reports and numbers in real time to help government decision-makers protect the health of their populations.

The service can be accessed through a link that opens a conversation on WhatsApp. Users can simply type “hi” to activate the conversation, prompting a menu of options that can help answer their questions about COVID-19.

The WHO Health Alert was developed in collaboration with Praekelt.Org, using Turn machine learning technology.

In Malaysia, https://www.outbreak.my/ is available over Telegram and similar apps are available worldwide.

The Ministry of Health also keeps the public informed with information over the MOH website http://www.moh.gov.my/index.php.

And as a show of solidarity, telecommunications giant Celcom have created the #StayIn movement profile image.

This move is to create awareness to remind the public how important it is to stay home, stay in.

This move to change ones’ profile picture may seem simple but its impact is far reaching when shared locally and abroad.

We #StayIn As One, We Stay Safe.

Show your support by updating your profile picture now:

  1. Download at https://bit.ly/StayIn20

2: Upload as profile picture with the caption: “We #StayIn As One, We Stay Safe”

I have just joined #StayIn, have you? Together, We Can 💙

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