UK starts coronavirus information service on WhatsApp

UK starts coronavirus information service on WhatsApp

Britain has begun a coronavirus information campaign on WhatsApp to help combat the spread of misinformation.

The WhatsApp app logo is seen on a smartphone in this illustration
The WhatsApp app logo is seen on a smartphone in this picture illustration taken September 15, 2017. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

LONDON: Britain has begun a coronavirus information campaign on WhatsApp to help combat the spread of misinformation.

“This service will help us ensure the public has a trusted source for the right information about coronavirus," said Yvonne Doyle, Medical Director, Public Health England.

The service will help counter any myths about the virus.

(Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge; editing by Stephen Addison)

Source: Reuters

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