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Tuesday Mar 31 2020
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Web Desk

Pakistan launches Corona WhatsApp Helpline in seven languages

By
Web Desk
Photo: File

The government of Pakistan has launched a 'Corona Helpline' on Whatsapp to help citizens get the latest information on the virus outbreak in the country.

Citizens can get coronavirus related information, latest statistics and information regarding the nearest labs by sending a ‘Hi’ to 00923001111166.

The helpline is available in seven languages, English, Urdu, Punjabi, Pashto, Sindhi, Balochi and Kashmiri.

Read also: A new normal: The pandemic has forced Pakistan to go digital

It was launched to provide the latest information and bust the fake news regarding the epidemic.

Chatbot for coronavirus awareness

Earlier this month, Pakistan had launched a chatbot to address common concerns and give information regarding the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

Head of the prime minister's 'Digital Pakistan' initiative, Tania Aidrus announced that initiative was taken to provide authentic information to the masses.

On Twitter, the ex-senior executive Google wrote: “Our team wanted to build an effective way to get information out to Pakistanis. We’ve launched a chatbot to address common concerns on #Coronavirus. You can find labs near you and even do a quick test to assess your risk of #Coronavirus. Please try it out!”