SMS alert for creating awareness on COVID-19 launched

An SMS alert facility for creating awareness among people about Covid-19 was launched by the Kerala government on Tuesday,

People can register their mobile numbers by giving a missed call to receive relevant information and updates on the outbreak.

"Kerala Government's Information & Public Relations Department has launched an SMS alert system for creating awareness on COVID-19. Give a missed call at 830 220 1133 and register your number.Then you will start receiving relevant information and updates on the outbreak," Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said in a Facebook post.

He urged people to avail this service to get authentic and official information and not get misguided by rumours and fake news.

Meanwhile, police said it would help foreigners who fail to get accommodation following the coronavirus scare. The state has earlier launched a mobile application 'GoK Direct' which provides information and updates on COVID-19.