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Facebook provides a central place where people can be updated about Covid-19

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Facebook provides a central place for people to get the latest news about the Coronavirus as well as resources and tips to stay healthy

In response to the coronavirus outbreak, Facebook is supporting the global public health community’s work to keep people safe and informed.

Since the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a public health emergency, Facebook has been taking steps to make sure everyone has access to accurate information, stop misinformation and harmful content, and support global health experts, local governments, businesses and communities.

They announced the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Center, featured at the top of News Feed, to provide a central place for people to get the latest news and information as well as resources and tips to stay healthy and support their family and community.

It includes real-time updates from national health authorities and global organizations such as the World Health Organization, as well as helpful articles, videos and posts about social distancing and preventing the spread of COVID-19.

People can also follow the Coronavirus Information Center to receive updates from health authorities directly in their News Feed.

Anyone who searches for information related to the virus on Facebook is shown educational pop-ups on top of search results connecting them to expert health organizations including the World Health Organization (WHO).

Their platforms are already being used to help people connect with accurate information about the situation, including from global and regional health organizations. They’ve been closely coordinating with leading health organizations to make this easier and more accessible for people using Facebook and Instagram.

Facebook is also providing free advertising credits to enable organizations to run coronavirus education campaigns on Facebook and Instagram in affected regions and discussing ways to provide additional assistance and support to health authorities.

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