In an effort to intensify the circulation of spreading vital information on the Novel COVID-19, Facebook, as the largest social community in the world has spread its wings to 17 African countries aside from initial South Africa.
Eventually, Facebook users can use the avenue to follow the centre to get notifications and see updates in their News Feed from official government health authorities
The Facebook Coronavirus Information Centers were borne as a necessity as part of Facebook’s push to help the global fight against COVID-19 by providing people with the latest news and information from trusted health authorities as well as resources and tips to stay healthy and support their family and community.
Speaking on the development, Facebook’s Head of Public Policy, Africa, Kojo Boakye said, “We’ve built the information centres, in collaboration with national health partners, to ensure that people can get access to information from trusted health sources. The launch of the COVID-19 Information Center on Facebook in more than 17 countries across sub-Saharan Africa aligns with our commitment to making accurate, timely information about the pandemic accessible to all communities.”
Facebook Coronavirus Information
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Center is featured at the top of News Feed, that provides a central place for people to keep informed about the Coronavirus. It includes real-time updates from national health authorities and global organisations such as the World Health Organization, as well as helpful articles, videos and posts about social distancing and preventing the spread of COVID-19.
Meanwhile, the centre has been in South Africa, it will now be expanded to the following new sub – Saharan African countries. Countries to benefits from the Facebook coronavirus Information includes;
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)