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Delhi government launches COVID-19 chatbot on WhatsApp

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After the government of India, the Delhi government has now launched a COVID-19 chatbot on WhatsApp. Users just have to send the message "Hi" to the "Delhi Govt - Corona Helpline" at +918800007722. Apart from giving information and updates about the pandemic, the bot also allows users to apply for an e-pass for movement during the lockdown. Users cannot apply for the pass within the bot, but are directed to visit this site: https://epass.jantasamvad.org/epass/relief/english. [caption id="attachment_212711" align="aligncenter" width="1007"] Unlike the central government's bot, Delhi's does not give updated statistics on COVID-19.[/caption] On choosing to get latest news and important announcements from Delhi government about COVID-19 (option 6), statistics about COVID-19 are not given. The central government's bot, on the other hand, gives this information. Delhi Chief Minister also announced this chat bot in his daily 6 pm press briefing today. https://twitter.com/ArvindKejriwal/status/1246057361476923392 Delhi government's chatbot is the latest in the series of WhatsApp bots released by different state governments and international organisations to give information about COVID-19 or run fact checks. To start interacting with any of these bots, users have to send the message "Hi" to the given number on WhatsApp: World Health Organisation: Users can join it using +41798931892 to get the latest information and guidance on COVID-19. It gives the latest number of COVID-19 cases around the world, tips to protect yourself, and myth-busters among other things. Government of India's MyGov Corona Helpdesk: Users can interact with it by adding +919013151515 to their contacts. Press Information Bureau (PIB)'s…

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