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COVID-19 – Coronavirus in India: Health Ministry or Google message.

Google has updated its homepage with “Do The Five” message
If you click on the alert you will find five basic tips to combat coronavirus listed.
The website consists of helpline numbers for coronavirus,
In a bid to spread awareness about the coronavirus pandemic, Google in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has updated its homepage with Do The Five message that will impart coronavirus-related information.

When you open the Google homepage, you will find an alert right below the search bar that reads: DO THE FIVE. Help stop coronavirus. If you click on the alert you will find five basic tips to combat coronavirus listed in a dialogue box.

The five tips listed out by Google are as follows:

  1. HANDS Wash them often
  2. ELBOW Cough into it
  3. FACE Don’t touch it
  4. FEET Stay more than 3 feet apart
  5. FEEL sick? Stay home

Below the listicle, there is a More Info button that will redirect users to the official website of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.

The website consists of helpline numbers for coronavirus, statewise helpline numbers for coronavirus along with the helpline email id. There is also a link to the advisory on social distancing provided right below the helpline numbers. Special guidelines are also issued on Dead Body Management, in case a patient dies due to COVID-19. The website also carries several preventive measures and guidelines issued by the Indian Council of Medical Research.

The website also provides a statewise list of confirmed cases of coronavirus, the number of deaths caused due to the infection and the number of patients who were cured.

So if we go by the data provided by the Ministry of Health, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases as of March 19 is around 148. Three patients have succumbed to the disease in Delhi, Maharashtra, and Karnataka. Whereas 14 patients across India have recovered from the COVID-19 and one of them has also migrated.

सतर्क रहें! सावधान रहें!

Source : Google.com, World Health Organization

WHO Health Alert brings COVID-19 facts to billions via WhatsApp

Today, WHO is launching a messaging service with partners WhatsApp and Facebook to keep people safe from coronavirus.

This 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.

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

The WHO Health Alert was developed in collaboration with Praekelt.Org, using Turn machine learning technology. Source WHO Health Alert brings COVID-19 facts to billions via WhatsApp

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