WHO Launches Mobile App for COVID-19 Updates, Again

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 supplies “trusted” details about the virus from well being specialists. 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 much 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 info.

The WHO COVID-19 Updates app affords newest native information and data and real-time notifications, primarily based in your location. It reveals nationwide and international circumstances depend on the house display to let folks preserve a monitor of the coronavirus outbreak. You may also scroll all the way down to see all the essential hygiene practices. The app additionally supplies you with a hyperlink to allow you to donate to WHO’s COVID-19 Response Fund.

With a purpose to present particulars about COVID-19 signs, the app has a Test-Up tab that lists severe and gentle signs. You may also head to the Study tab on the app to get recommendation on journey and how one can defend your self from the virus. The app additionally lists delusion busters and solutions frequent questions round COVID-19.

There’s a devoted Stats tab to allow you to take 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 info underneath one roof


The WHO COVID-19 Updates app is appropriate with each Android and iOS units. It requires a minimum of Android 4.4 or iOS 9.0. The app is initially restricted to Nigeria, and is predicted to roll out to different English-speaking nations quickly.

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

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