You can now receive WHO WhatsApp alert on coronavirus pandemic in English, French, Spanish and Arabic

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Simon Ateba is Chief White House Correspondent for Today News Africa. Simon covers President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, the U.S. government, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions in Washington D.C. and New York City.

The World Health Organization(WHO) on Friday announced that it was launching dedicated messaging services in Arabic, French and Spanish with partners WhatsApp and Facebook to keep people safe from coronavirus. The English version was launched a week ago, please follow this link.

The easy-to-use messaging service has the potential to reach 2 billion people and enables WHO to get information directly into the hands of the people that need it.

“From government leaders to health workers and family and friends, this messaging service will provide the latest news and information on coronavirus including details on symptoms and how people 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,” WHO said.

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

Check details below.

Join WHO’s Health Alert on WhatsApp: 

Arabic
Send “مرحبا”  to +41 22 501 70 23 on WhatsApp
wa.me/41225017023?text=مرحبا

French
Send “salut” to +41 22 501 72 98 on WhatsApp
wa.me/41225017298?text=salut

Spanish
Send “hola” to +41 22 501 76 90 on WhatsApp
wa.me/41225017690?text=hola

English
Send “hi” to +41 79 893 18 92 on WhatsApp
wa.me/41798931892?text=hi

Simon Ateba

Simon Ateba is Chief White House Correspondent for Today News Africa. Simon covers President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, the U.S. government, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions in Washington D.C. and New York City.

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