WHO COVID-19 Updates app available now

World Health Organization (WHO) has announced the launch of a replacement mobile app called ‘WHO COVID-19 Updates’. the appliance, as the name suggests, has been developed to supply users with the newest information on the continued coronavirus pandemic. It ensures that the users get only the right information and don’t spread rumors.

As reported by Android Police, the WHO COVID-19 Updates app works quite similarly to the original mobile app released by the public health agency earlier this year. It is designed more like a general-purpose app to limit the spread of COVID-19 by providing safety advice and up-to-date information.

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The WHO COVID-19 Updates app offers the latest local news and information and real-time notifications, based on your location. It shows national and global cases count on the home screen to let people keep a track of the coronavirus outbreak. You can also scroll down to see all the basic hygiene practices. The app also provides you with a link to let you donate to WHO’s COVID-19 Response Fund.

While we’ve seen a variety of COVID-19-related apps to date, this one is sort of different because it doesn’t accompany any contact tracing features. The app’s major focus stays on providing regular users will the right information on the novel coronavirus.
WHO has not launched the appliance for the primary time. The organization released an identical app back in April. The app was taken down shortly after the launch because it wasn’t meant for public availability. However, the app has been made just for the overall public.

In order to provide details about COVID-19 symptoms, the app has a Check-Up tab that lists serious and mild symptoms. You can also head to the Learn tab on the app to get advice on travel and how you can protect yourself from the virus. The app also lists myth busters and answers common questions around COVID-19.

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Currently, the official app is merely available for Android users. The WHO COVID-19 Updates app is often easily found on the Google Play Store. Notably, the app works with country-specific data in most regions and it’s only available for Nigerian users. WHO is functioning towards making the app available for all users.

Once the app has access to your location, it’ll provide you with the newest COVID-related news and updates. the house screen of the app shows a count of the number of coronavirus cases in your country also as globally. The app also sends real-time notifications on the newest updates.

The WHO COVID-19 Updates app is compatible with both Android and iOS devices. It requires at least Android 4.4 or iOS 9.0.


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