In an effort to combat fake news and false information that has been circulating about COVID-19, WHO (the World Health Organization) has joined forces with Rakuten Viber to launch an interactive, multi-language chatbot. The platform addresses the most frequently asked questions about the virus as well as the latest news developments, with all information provided from official health information sources. The app is available in English, Arabic, and Russian, with 20 languages to be added shortly.
The App includes a 'Lastest News' section with information pulled directly from the WHO website as well as 'Protect Yourself,' 'Mask Usage,' 'Travel Recommendations,' and an interactive quiz. The chatbox also offers a donation prompt to help support the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.
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