World Health Organization (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 consultants. It, nonetheless, does not supply options together with contact tracing that’s fairly frequent 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 original mobile app launched by the general public well being company earlier this yr. It is 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 presents newest native information and data and real-time notifications, based mostly in your location. It exhibits nationwide and world instances depend on the house display screen to let individuals preserve a observe of the coronavirus outbreak. You may scroll right 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 order to offer particulars about COVID-19 signs, the app has a Check-Up tab that lists severe and delicate signs. You may head to the Learn tab on the app to get recommendation on journey and how one can shield your self from the virus. The app additionally lists delusion busters and solutions frequent questions round COVID-19.
There is a devoted Stats tab to allow you to have a look at the latest COVID-19 instances in your location and globally. It additionally particulars the newest variety of deaths reported because of the contagious illness.
The WHO COVID-19 Updates app is suitable with each Android and iOS gadgets. It requires at the least Android 4.Four or iOS 9.0. The app is initially limited to Nigeria, and is predicted to roll out to different English-speaking nations quickly.
Nevertheless, Android customers staying outdoors 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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