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Offline app updates villagers on Covid-19

Impact enterprise reach52 adapts its tech to give information and medical care to rural communities

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The Covid-19 Information and Symptom Checker chatbot is delivered directly to residents in remote areas via Facebook Messenger, so they can learn more about the virus on their cellphones without needing to leave home.

Singapore

VILLAGERS in remote Cambodia and the Philippines can now ask their cellphones if they have Covid-19 by listing some symptoms they may be having. The app will then "advise" them to consult a doctor if needed.

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