World Health Organization partners with WhatsApp to provide accurate COVID-19 information

World Health Organization partners with WhatsApp to provide accurate COVID-19 information

"What we really need to focus on is finding those who are sick, those who have the virus, and isolate them, find their contacts and isolate them", he stressed.

The new type of coronavirus epidemic, in which Europe is now the epicenter, continues to adversely affect many countries, especially Italy.

With more than 280,000 cases reported worldwide and a death toll of more than 11,800, each day brings a "new and tragic milestone", said Dr Tedros.

Tedros said that although older people had been the hardest hit by the disease, younger people were not spared, saying they made up numerous sufferers needing hospital treatment.

The veiled warning from WHO comes following reports that young people in many countries are being complacent about health warnings, because of the greater susceptibility to the virus among older patients.

Users can also visit the WhatsApp Coronavirus Information Hub at, and click on the WHO link on the homepage to open up a chat with the WHO Health Alert if you have WhatsApp installed.

NAN reports that the G20 includes the most important industrialised and emerging countries, which together account for over 80 per cent of the world's gross domestic product (GDP).

"We also need to celebrate our successes".

"Using untested medicines without the right evidence could raise false hope and even do more harm than good, and cause a shortage of essential medicines that are needed to treat other diseases", he said. In this connection, he said talks were underway with Chinese manufacturers.

Whilst advising people to maintain their mental and physical health during the crisis, including exercising and eating a healthy diet to help the immune system, Tedros also had a message for the world's smokers. You should definitely access these helpline numbers and seek the verified information about the Covid-19.

It is now only available in English but will add support for Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish over the coming weeks.

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