The WHO WhatsApp Covid-19 chatbot. (JG Screenshot)
Get Your Covid-19 Updates From WHO, ICT Ministry WhatsApp Chatbots
BY :NUR YASMIN
MARCH 20, 2020
Jakarta. The World Health Organization and the Indonesian Ministry of Communication and Information Technology launched official chatbot channels on WhatsApp for people to get valid information on the Covid-19 pandemic easier and faster.
The WHO WhatsApp information service provides global and regional latest data on the Covid-19 cases. It also informs travel advisories, WHO announcements and news.
You can access the chatbot by saving this number on your contacts list +41798931892. Start the chat with a simple "Hi" or any greetings, and the bot will reply with a menu of information. Choose the category you would like to know and respond with the accordingly number or emoji.
Likewise, you can start a chat with the ICT Ministry's chatbot at +6281133399000 with any greetings. The bot will inform about the recent development of Covid-19 in Indonesia, self-protection tips, and a list of referred hospitals in every province. The ministry's bot, however, only available in Indonesian.
If you feeling any Covid-19 symptoms, contact the toll-free 119-extension 9 hotline to get immediate help.