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Facebook launches COVID-19 Information Centre in Ghana

Popular social media App, Facebook has launched a Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Centre in Ghana, increasing its Coronavirus Information Centre to Ghana, following its launch throughout 18 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa this week.

This is to assist the global battle against COVID-19, and users in Ghana will now be capable of accessing the most recent news and data from trusted well being authorities as well as assets and tips about staying healthy, and supporting their family and neighborhood.

The Coronavirus centre consists of real-time updates from national health authorities and international organisations such as the World Health Organization, in addition to useful articles, videos and posts about social distancing and stopping its spread.

Facebook’s Head of Public Policy for Anglophone West Africa, Adaora Ikenze commented: “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 Centre on Facebook in now more than 19 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa, including Ghana, further highlights our commitment in helping to provide accurate, timely information about the pandemic that is accessible to all communities.”

Launched earlier this month in South Africa, the Coronavirus Information Centre has been expanded to a number of Sub-Saharan African countries including:

• Benin

• Burkina Faso

• Cameroon

• Cape Verde

• Chad

• Côte d’Ivoire

• Ethiopia

• Gabon

• Guinea

• Kenya

• Mali

• Mauritania

• Nigeria

• Senegal

• Seychelles

• The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

• Togo

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