Innovative COVID-19 App launched amid coronavirus ‘infodemic’

Written By: Nicholas Kigondu

The Kenya Yearbook Editorial Board (KYEB) has partnered with the Ministry of Health and public broadcaster KBC to develop an App meant to disseminate vital information on the Covid-19 disease.

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The Kenya.Covid-19 app is designed as an accessible tool that informs its end users of the daily effects and trends of the pandemic within the country and across the globe as the government moves to integrate essential data on the contagion.

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The app will feature updates from the ministry of health including guidelines, statistics from the counties, facts about Covid-19 as well as global statistics.

Currently available on Google play, the app is available in both English and Kiswahili with its developers confident that availing it in the two languages will help boost dissemination of news and facts on the Covid-19 disease in a world that has been awash with what is now referred to as infodemic on the pandemic.

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The Kenya.Covid-19 app, that contains a link to an emergency number allowing users to easily call for help or report on any Covid-19 related emergencies, also seeks to demonstrate the leadership role of the ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs in informing Kenyans and other stakeholders on Covid-19 related issues while leveraging on technology.

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The app will also be availed on the Apple Play Store to ensure as many Kenyans as possible access its contents.

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