Coronavirus Helpline: Here’s how to connect with government’s WhatsApp helpline desk

By: |
March 20, 2020 12:45 PM

The number of cases in India has crossed 200 as per ICMR. The total number of deaths due to the Coronavirus has increased to 4.

The number of cases in India has crossed 200 as per ICMR.

Government of India has introduced a WhatApp helpline desk to enable citizens with the information on Coronavirus and raise awareness in the society to prevent the Coronavirus from further damaging health and economy in the country. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has notified a WhatsApp number- 9013151515 on mygov.in to connect with people looking for information about the Coronavirus as well as to clear their doubts. The mygov.in has issued the helpline number with a message that citizens should prepare themselves against the Covid-19 pandemic and not panic in these testing times.

This is how one can interact with the WhatsApp helpline :

  • Save the helpline number into your contacts.
  • Send a ‘Hi’ to the helpline contact.
  • The helpline desk will then respond with the emergency helpline number and email to contact in case of any emergency.
  • The first message will be instantly followed by a menu comprising of different questions in the form of options in alphabetical order.
  • You can send any of the alphabet assigned with the question you want to ask.
  • If you want to understand the full mechanism of Coronavirus spread and infection, ask all questions, one by one by sending alphabets in your response.

The number of cases in India has crossed 200 as per ICMR. The total number of deaths due to the Coronavirus has increased to 4. Prime Minister Modi has urged the people to practice determination and restraint to avoid stepping out of their houses. He also urged the people to impose Janata Curfew on themselves to start the practice of mass isolation. The central government along with state governments have started wider measures to ban mass gatherings, events, places that cause crowd accumulation to prevent community transmission of the disease. Various state governments have ordered the closure of the school, colleges and other facilities that involve people of a sizeable volume as protective measures against the Coronavirus.

Get live Stock Prices from BSE, NSE, US Market and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Financial Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest Biz news and updates.

Next Stories
1Coronavirus in India: Consistent fall in cumulative COVID-19 positivity rate as testing increases
2COVID-19 virus survives on surfaces within thin films: IIT-Bombay study
3Delhi COVID-19 hospitals get 1,300 ICU beds, 2,000 normal ones in two weeks; CM Kejriwal monitoring situation