World Health Organisation’s boss Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus took to Twitter and stated, "I am proud to announce that today we launched a new @WHO Health Alert messaging service via @WhatsApp . This service will provide the latest news & information on #COVID19, including details on symptoms and how to protect yourself. To subscribe, click here"  

WHO announced the launch of a messaging service in conjunction with partners WhatsApp and Facebook. The service, available only in English for now, has the potential to reach 2 billion people and help get reliable information to those who need it.

The service can be accessed through a link that opens a conversation on WhatsApp or by sending "hi" to the number 0041798931892. Once a conversation is activated, users can access a menu of options that can help answer their questions about COVID-19.

A day ago, he had  warned young people that they should take coronavirus warnings seriously as they are 'not invincible'. He said the bug could put a young person 'in hospital for weeks' and could even be deadly while speaking in a virtual press conference in Geneva. 

Coronavirus is a risk to people of all ages: 
Study released this week found that the young have just as much to fear from COVID-19 as the elderly, WHO officials said. People under 50 comprise a significant number of people requiring hospitalisation, said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO director-general.