The World Health Organization launches WHO Health Alert on WhatsApp

25 March 2020 – WHO

The World Health Organisation has launched its new World Health Organization’s Health Alert on WhatsApp. The new service is free to use and it has been designed to answer questions from the public about Coronavirus, and to give prompt, reliable and official information 24 hours a day, worldwide. This will also serve government decision-makers by providing the latest numbers and situation reports.

Start by clicking WHO Health Alert, then text the word ‘Hi’ in a WhatsApp message to get started. The service responds to a series of prompts and will be updated daily with the latest information.

You 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.


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