Pakistan Launches ‘Corona Chatbot’ to Address Common Concerns on COVID-19

The Pakistani Government has launched “Corona Chatbot,” a initiative led by PM, “Digital Pakistan” Tania Aidrus, on Monday, announces that people will gather up-to-date information on the COVID-19 pandemics in two languages like English and Urdu.

The bilingual chatbot helps Pakistanis gather related coronavirus information including test laboratory data and also makes a simple test to determine viral risk by answering a variety of questions. It is achieved in the form of a bilingual Chatbot.

The announcement was made by Tania Aidrus on her Twitter, said: “Our team wanted to build an effective way to get information out to Pakistanis. We’ve launched a chatbot to address common concerns on #Coronavirus. You can find labs near you and even do a quick test to assess your risk of #Coronavirus. Please try it out!”

The Facebook Messenger’s chatbox linked with the official page of Pakistan’s health ministry (NHSRC) needs subscription through your social account.

It is pertinent to mention here that Sindh’s COVID-19 count reached 150 after more people returning from Taftan tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Monday, pushing the total number of cases in the country above 180.

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Imran Khan has also directed concerned authorities to organise public briefing on a daily basis over corona pandemic to stop the spread of false reports creating fear among nationals regarding COVID-19.

PM Khan said the Centre and provinces are dealing the situation with full coordination. He added the government is fully aware of the dangers but such decisions should be avoided that could create an environment of fear.

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