The World Health Organization (WHO), the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), with backing from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)​ are about to collaborate with telecommunication companies to send key health messaging SMSes to people directly on their smartphones for their protection amid the coronavirus outbreak.
These texts will reach lots of people that cannot connect to the internet. According to ITU, amid the coronavirus outbreak, tech is needed to ensure everyone can access any kind of information they want and as at when due. The partnership will begin in the Asia Pacific region before a worldwide release.

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ITU and WHO are currently reaching out to telcom companies globally to join this initiative and help to improve access to communication technology for the saving of precious human lives amid the pandemic.
Sadly, reports have said an estimated 3.6 billion people are presently offline, with the majority of unconnected citizens living in low-income nations where an average of only 2 out every 10 people is online.
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