Guide East Devon Residents Coronavirus update w/e March 27, 2020

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13. GOV.UK launches coronavirus info service on Whatsapp

The UK Government has launched a GOV.UK Coronavirus Information service on WhatsApp.

To use the free GOV.UK Coronavirus Information Service on WhatsApp, simply add 07860 064422 in your phone contacts and then message the word ‘hi’ in a WhatsApp message to get started.

The new service will provide information on topics such as coronavirus prevention and symptoms, the latest number of cases in the UK, advice on staying at home, travel advice and myth busting, and will further reduce the burden on NHS services.

The GOV.UK Coronavirus Information Service is an automated ‘chatbot’ service which will allow the British public to get answers to the most common questions about coronavirus direct from government. Read more