Get all the latest COVID-19 updates from the World Health Organisation via WhatsApp in the UAE

Information and advice is now just a WhatsApp away

Get all the latest COVID-19 updates from the World Health Organisation via WhatsApp in the UAE

If you’re constantly refreshing your browser and searching for all the latest global news regarding coronavirus, the World Health Organisation (WHO) is now offering the latest news, information and guidance via WhatsApp.

All you need to do is add the World Health Organisation as a contact (+41 79 893 1892) and then send the message “hi” as a WhatsApp.

You’ll immediately get a response with a list of topics ranging from the latest numbers, ways to protect yourself, frequently asked questions and their answers, myth-busters, travel advice, news, and ways to donate.

Choose which of the options you’d like to learn more about, reply back with its corresponding number or emoji and you’ll get the latest updates straight away.

As of now, the WhatsApp alert service is only available in English but will be available in all six United Nations (English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) languages within the next coming weeks.

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of WHO said: “Digital technology gives us an unprecedented opportunity for vital health information to go viral and spread faster than the pandemic, helping us save lives and protect the vulnerable. We are proud to have partners like Facebook and WhatsApp that are supporting us in reaching billions of people with important health information.”
Official, trusted health information and advice has never been more accessible.

For all the latest coronavirus updates across the UAE, head here. (+41 79 893 1892).

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