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ITU and WHO aiming to introduce Covid-19 text info service for unconnected

Tuesday 21 April 2020 | 09:24 CET | News
The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) have announced their intention to work with telecommunication companies to urgently introduce a coronavirus text messaging service for the billions of people worldwide who aren't able to connect to the internet for information. In a joint statement, the global bodies, backed by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), said the goal is to send vital health messages to everyone, but above all the estimated 3.6 billion people who remain offline, especially those living in low-income countries, where an

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