COVID-19: Australia’s new app, WhatsApp chat, and telehealth launch

Australian Govt. new app

As a rule of social distance has been tightened, the Australian government has launched an application coronavirus WhatsApp information and chat features, and make telehealth services available nation-wide.

The federal government over the weekend launched a new application and WhatsApp chat feature to keep up to date with the message that came out of Canberra on the 19th plague COVID.

Launching the application, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said providing information and resources, labeling it “place reliable advice and information that you and your family and your business can use to understand the decision and the information available to everyone about what happened with the coronavirus.”

In addition to providing information and advice, the application also features a self-registration for insulation.

This app is available on both iOS and Android and has been downloaded about 482,000 times on Sunday night.

With the help of Atlassian and Facebook, the government has also implemented a bot WhatsApp, another method to provide information about the coronavirus.

To interact with it, the user will need to message the Australian government accounts 61,400,253 787. List of instructions and then returned to the user to access official information about the virus.

“A messaging service that allows us to speak with more and more Australians to provide immediate information on a wide range of features in terms of health advice is basic, an update on the measures being put in place by state and federal, and that can help you to get to get the information accurate and timely information about what is being done by governments across the country to support you as you and your family and your household and community work you through the months hard at the front because of coronavirus, ” Morrison said.

“The new technology we put today will help us as a country to get messages and information we need to do the right thing to save lives and save livelihoods.”

On Sunday, over 291,000 people have added their chat on WhatsApp.

“Some 1.25 million messages were sent during the day,” he said.

“I want to encourage every Australian – you’ve got a phone, you need an application Go there and make sure you download the app and go on the internet browser and gain access to the service WhatsApp so you can get the message. You need to support your decisions for you and your family. ”

The World Health Organization (WHO) launched earlier this month chatbot messages WhatsApp.

WHO has recently extended the information that will be presented in Arabic, English, French, and Spanish.

The service can be accessed by a link that opens a conversation on WhatsApp. Users can simply type “hi”, “hola”, “salut” or “مرحبا” to activate the conversation, prompting a menu of options that can help answer their questions about COVID-19.

The Australian government last week also began its campaign of text messages, said nearly 36 million mobile phone numbers how to navigate the health of individuals and society at large.

“As the spread of coronavirus increases, it is important every Australian understands practical actions they should take to keep themselves and help us protect those most at risk,” a statement from Health Minister Greg Hunt, Australia’s Chief Medical Officer Professor Brendan Murphy, and Minister for Communications, Cybersafety and Arts Paul Fletcher said.

The government says it will continue to use text messaging as a method of communication.


From 08:00 Monday, telehealth services are made available to all Australians.

The service will include a GP and some consulting services provided by other medical specialists, nurse practitioners, mental health care, chronic disease management, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health assessment, care to people with eating disorders, pregnancy support counseling services to patients aged care facilities, children with autism, and after-hour consultation.

The goal is to take the pressure off hospitals and emergency departments.

“The whole telehealth population will allow people to access essential health services in their homes and will support self-isolation and quarantine policies to reduce risk exposure and dissemination COVID-19. It will also help doctors prone to continue to provide services to their patients,” a joint statement Hunt and Principles of Medical Advisor Professor Michael Kidd said.

“Workers Primary Health Australia is the line ahead of us in leading the fight against this pandemic. Service via telehealth will limit exposure to unnecessary from patients and healthcare professionals to COVID-19 in any treatment can be safely delivered via telephone or video conferencing.”

AU $ 669 million programs have received bipartisan support.

“We should be encouraging and incentivizing anyone who is able to have physical and mental health problems they are to be treated remotely and immediately do so. We must reduce pressure on our healthcare system,” said Shadow Minister for Health Chris Bowen.

Queensland Health Minister Steven Miles said telehealth system capacity the country has “five times” the number of online users can host at one time. He said driven capacity will help ease the burden that the new coronavirus pandemic on the country’s health system.

“Queensland Health has increased the capacity of the service to the patient’s home telehealth significantly from 90 to 1600 users online at one time,” said Miles.

“This large increase in appointments online will reduce the number of patients who need to be physically present in the hospital.”

At the time of writing, the WHO has reported nearly 635,000 confirmed cases, with nearly 30,000 deaths from the virus. Australia has reported 4,000 cases and 17 deaths.

On Sunday night, there were more than 211,000 tests conducted in Australia.

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