Bhubaneswar, March 21 -- New Delhi: The Indian government has launched a WhatsApp chatbot called 'MyGov Corona Helpdesk' to help address queries around the coronavirus pandemic. The Coronavirus chatbot is meant to spread awareness about the basic hygiene practices around the virus.

The chatbot has been developed and implemented by Jio Haptik Technologies Limited, a conversational AI platform and a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL).

With WhatsApp user base in India crossing over 400 million, this is a medium to route basic hygiene practices around the virus, the company said in a statement.

One can access the WhatsApp chatbot by sending a message to the number +91 9013151515.

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