Coronavirus concerns : Here are some chatbots that can help


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01/8
Coronavirus concerns : Here are some chatbots that can help
The coronavirus pandemic is getting worse by the day with Maharashtra and Kerala being the most affected states. Naturally, there’s plenty of misinformation currently spreading on platforms like WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, and so on. Keeping this in mind, the Government of India decided to set up an AI-based chatbot that could answer your questions or concerns regarding the new virus. Also Read: 12 Members From One Family Test Positive For Coronavirus in Sangli With the virus spreading more rapidly across Maharashtra, multiple other institutions have set up chatbots to make authentic information available to curious citizens. Here are some of the chatbots set up by individual companies as well as the government for the sole purpose of providing COVID-19 related information.
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Coronavirus concerns : Here are some chatbots that can help
Airtel and Apollo : Airtel and Apollo have just teamed up to offer a comprehensive coronavirus tracking solution upon guidelines from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW). Airtel users can access this tool from the Airtel Thanks app. This is a simple chatbot that asks us information like age, symptoms, travel history, current body temperature, and so on. It also asks if the user has any pre-existing conditions like Diabetes, high blood pressure or kidney diseases.
03/8
Coronavirus concerns : Here are some chatbots that can help
MyGov Corona Helpdesk: This is a WhatsApp-based chatbot authorized by the Government of India to provide an easy to access symptom checker to the masses. Users simply have to save this number +91 9013151515 and send a message on WhatsApp to get started. The Press Information Bureau (PIB) also has a fact-checker tool that can be handy in times like this. Users can consult the PIB chatbot on WhatsApp using the number +91 8799711259.
04/8
Coronavirus concerns : Here are some chatbots that can help
Bing Covid Tracker by Microsoft : Microsoft has set up a less elaborate COVID-19 tracker on its Bing search engine, offering a detailed map of cases around the globe including a list of cases per country. While it doesn’t have a symptom checker, it’s a good tool to know where the outbreak is worsening.
05/8
Coronavirus concerns : Here are some chatbots that can help
WHO WhatsApp chatbot : The World Health Organization has also launched a COVID-19 on WhatsApp which can provide quick information on the coronavirus, while also detailing symptoms and other indicators that you need to be on the lookout for.
06/8
Coronavirus concerns : Here are some chatbots that can help
Reliance Jio : The popular telecommunications company has launched a coronavirus symptom checker tool that can be accessed by Jio users via the MyJio app on Android and iPhones. Similar to the Airtel/Apollo chatbot, this automated response system offers a series of questions with multiple choices for answers.
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Coronavirus concerns : Here are some chatbots that can help
nCov Helpdesk by Haptik : This is a WhatsApp chatbot set up by Mumbai based startup Haptik. You can check if you have any symptoms for the coronavirus by sending your messages on WhatsApp to +91-93213-98773.
08/8
Coronavirus concerns : Here are some chatbots that can help
Facebook chatbot to share COVID-19 info : Facebook users can start accessing the Corona Helpdesk Chatbot and reach out to Health Ministry for authentic news, official updates, precautionary measures and emergency helpline numbers through this Chatbot. The Chatbot has both English and Hindi language capabilities. To contact the Chatbot, users can go to the Facebook page on MyGov Corona Hub and then start a chat by typing 'Get Started', which will prompt them to either type in a query or choose from a list of frequently asked questions.
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