WhatsApp and World Health Organization launch a chatbot to answer questions surrounding coronavirus

The head of the World Health Organisation on Friday (March 20) warned young people they were "not invincible" against the coronavirus pandemic, and said their self-restraint could save the lives of older people.

The WHO chief's remarks follow reports that young people in many countries are being complacent about health warnings, because of the greater susceptibility to the virus among older patients. As of writing, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 were both down around 1% on a daily basis.

The coronavirus pandemic has spread to as many as 185 countries around the world has already affected over 2,50,000 people and claimed the lives of over 10,000.

You then type Hi and send it to World Health Organization and you will receive a reply like the one shown below offering you access to information on a range of topics to do with coronavirus. "And 12% in intensive care in Italy are under the age of 50".

"As I keep saying, solidarity is the key to defeating COVID-19".

"We also need to celebrate our successes". Don't horde those masks.

A pneumonia outbreak caused by the COVID-19 virus (previously known as 2019-nCoV) was reported in China's city of Wuhan, a large trade and industrial center with a population of 12 million, in late December 2019.

"Make sure those masks are available to the frontline workers because they're making very hard decisions about extended use or potential reuse and we don't want to put our healthcare workers under any further danger".

"We are changing to say "physical distance" and that's on objective because we want people to remain connected", said Dr. Maria Kerkhove, a World Health Organization epidemiologist.

"He also advised people to be mindful of mental health at a time of rising anxiety about the outbreak, offering some suggestions. If you can't leave the house, find an exercise video online, dance to music, do some yoga, or walk up and down the stairs", he said.

The WHO WhatsApp information service provides global and regional latest data on the Covid-19 cases.

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