WHO Launches COVID-19 Updates App for Smartphone Users

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World Well being Group (WHO) has launched a cell app to offer newest COVID-19 steerage and updates. Titled WHO COVID-19 Updates, the app gives “trusted” details about the virus from well being specialists. It, nevertheless, would not provide options together with contact tracing that’s fairly widespread among the many apps launched by a number of governments throughout the globe. WHO initially introduced its coronavirus-focussed cell app in April that it pulled from app shops shortly after launch because it wasn’t meant for public availability.

As reported by Android Police, the WHO COVID-19 Updates app works fairly just like the unique cell app launched by the general public well being company earlier this 12 months. It’s designed extra like a general-purpose app to restrict the unfold of COVID-19 by offering security recommendation and up-to-date data.

The WHO COVID-19 Updates app provides newest native information and data and real-time notifications, primarily based in your location. It reveals nationwide and world circumstances depend on the house display to let folks hold a observe of the coronavirus outbreak. You can too scroll all the way down to see all the fundamental hygiene practices. The app additionally gives you with a hyperlink to allow you to donate to WHO’s COVID-19 Response Fund.

In an effort to present particulars about COVID-19 signs, the app has a Examine-Up tab that lists critical and gentle signs. You can too head to the Be taught tab on the app to get recommendation on journey and how one can shield your self from the virus. The app additionally lists fantasy busters and solutions widespread questions round COVID-19.

There’s a devoted Stats tab to allow you to have a look at the latest COVID-19 circumstances in your location and globally. It additionally particulars the newest variety of deaths reported as a result of contagious illness.

WHO COVID-19 Updates app carries distinct tabs to offer general-purpose data below one roof


The WHO COVID-19 Updates app is appropriate with each Android and iOS gadgets. It requires not less than Android 4.Four or iOS 9.0. The app is initially limited to Nigeria, and is anticipated to roll out to different English-speaking international locations quickly.

Nonetheless, Android customers staying exterior Nigeria can obtain its APK file from APK Mirror and sideload it on their gadgets. The app gives country-specific information for all main areas, regardless of its restricted availability on the present stage.

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Jagmeet Singh writes about consumer technology for Gadgets 360, out of New Delhi. Jagmeet is a senior reporter for Gadgets 360, and has frequently written about apps, computer security, Internet services, and telecom developments. Jagmeet is available on Twitter at @JagmeetS13 or Email at jagmeets@ndtv.com. Please send in your leads and tips.

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