In a bid to reduce panic among the citizens pertaining to Covid-19, the Central Government on Friday launched an official chatbot on popular instant messaging application WhatsApp.ALSO READ: Coronavirus: Gujarat records five cases in two days, 23 results awaited
The person in need is only required to save the number - 9013151515 in their contact list and send a message to the MyGov Corona Helpdesk.
The move is expected to mitigate the circulation of fake news and the spreading of misinformation among the masses pertaining to coronavirus.
This new initiative by the Centre will also create awareness among the citizens about the preventive measures that could save them from falling prey to the highly contagious virus.ALSO READ: This AI device uses coughing sounds to monitor flu, coronavirus trends
The total number of Covid-19 cases in India has risen to 206, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research. As many as 19 people have been cured of the lethal infection which has claimed over 10,000 lives globally.
MyGov Corona Helpdesk launched on WhatsApp! Get relevant information by texting Namaste to 9013151515. Please share widely.#IndiaFightsCorona #HealthForAll #SwasthBharat #sankalpandsayyam pic.twitter.com/tyRwii8Pyu— MyGovIndia (@mygovindia) March 19, 2020