The World Health Organization has partnered with WhatsApp to offer people a direct messaging service about the coronavirus pandemic.
To sign up to the service, click on this link, which will bring you to WhatsApp.
To trigger a conversation, you type ‘hi’ and an automated menu will appear that will give you an option of topics to request the latest official information from the WHO.
This menu includes the latest figures on cases, advice on how to protect yourself, frequently asked questions, mythbusters, travel advice, news and press, and a donate button.
Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of the WHO said, “This service will provide the latest news & information on Covid-19, including details on symptoms and how to protect yourself.”