On March 20, 2020- The Government of India took another measure to clear queries about the COVID-19 or Coronavirus. But with more positive cases of COVID-19 the steps seem to be necessary and important. MyGov launched whatsapp number number for COVID-19. The whatsapp number is 9013151515. You just need to save the number in the contacts list and send a “Hi” message to this number to get a response for your query. The WhatsApp Chatbot is called MyGov Corona Helpdesk and is available to all Whatsapp users. The responses that this bot will generate will be automated, the idea being to clarify and provide correct information about most queries that people may have about this fast spreading illness.
The National Pharmaceuticals Pricing Authority (NPPA) said in a tweet, “The Government has created WhatsApp Chatbot on Corona. It is called MyGov Corona Helpdesk. Just save on WhatsApp 9013151515 and you will get an automated response on queries related to Corona.”
Referring to this, Minister of Railways and Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal tweeted, “Prepare, Don’t Panic: Government launches MyGov Corona Helpdesk on WhatsApp for alerting citizens & disseminating information.”
Also couple of days before the government launched the helpline number for all states. The number for Delhi is 011-23978046, and toll-free number 1075. In case you have to clear any doubts regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, you can email on email- firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below are the helpline numbers for other states too for the reference.
As of March 19, 2020, the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare of the Government of India has reported 171 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus infection in India.
Yesterday on March 19, 2020 Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged citizens to not panic, avoid panic buying. Also he requested to remain indoors as much as possible and work from home. He has called for a Junta Curfew on Sunday, March 22, and requested citizens to not leave their homes between 7am and 9pm. Also asked the citizens to
Globally, the Coronavirus confirmed infections have crossed the 244517 mark.
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