It is now clear that pandemic-related misinformation is no less evil than the coronavirus itself. In this regard, the World Health Organization (WHO) has launched its own official information channel on WhatsApp.
It lists phone numbers in many countries around the world, calling which you can find out the latest information related to the pandemic, recommendations for prevention, as well as familiarize yourself with frequently asked questions and myths about the disease. The channel also provides links to the latest announcements and articles regarding the coronavirus.
While WHO has a detailed COVID-19 website, WhatsApp offers a much broader opportunity to reach an audience of 2 billion people.
To access the channel you need:
- Open the application on your phone;
- Click on this link and send Join to the WHO channel;
- Alternatively, you can add the official WHO number to your contact list +41 79 893 18 92.