GCO Launches Coronavirus Information Service on WhatsApp

Qatar’s Government Communications Office (GCO) yesterday launched a Coronavirus Information Service on WhatsApp. The new service, which is free-to-use, provides a central source of accurate, trustworthy and up-to-date information about Coronavirus.

The Coronavirus Information Service is an automated “chatbot” service that allows citizens and residents in Qatar to get answers to the most common questions about Coronavirus around the clock and in six languages: Arabic, English, Urdu, Hindi, Nepali, and Malayalam. The service will provide information on topics such as Coronavirus prevention and symptoms, the latest number of cases, advice on staying at home, travel advice and mythbusting.

Sheikh Thamer bin Hamad Al Thani, Deputy Director of the Government Communications Office for Media Affairs, said that maintaining the safety of citizens and residents in the State of Qatar is our top priority. To ensure that the public is kept informed during the crisis we have developed a user-friendly service to give people instant access the most current information on the virus.

Source: Government of Qatar