Startled by listening to a sudden coughing sound whereas calling one in all your close to or expensive ones? It’s nothing however a pre-call consciousness marketing campaign run on Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and Reliance Jio connections to teach folks concerning the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCov) that causes a illness known as COVID-19 and is affecting many lives throughout the globe. The consciousness marketing campaign has been performed by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The coronavirus outbreak that began in China’s Wuhan late final yr has unfold worldwide, with at the least 33 instances emerged from India.
BSNL and Jio have carried out the pre-call consciousness caller tune for his or her clients who did not have a pre-set caller tune on their numbers. The voice message educating folks about varied measures to remain protected against COVID-19 will be heard by customers calling from any networks.
“To educate people on the preventive measures against the spread of COVID-19, the Central government has put pre-call awareness messages on BSNL and Jio phone connections,” information company ANI tweeted, citing an nameless well being official.
The message begins with a coughing sound and highlights how one can cease “novel coronavirus from spreading”. It says, “Always protect your face with a handkerchief or tissue while coughing or sneezing. Regularly clean hands with soap.” The message is performed out in Hindi to supply consciousness to the plenty within the nation.
“Avoid touching your face, eyes, or nose. If someone has cough, fever, or breathlessness maintain one metre distance. If needed, visit your nearest health centre immediately,” the message additional says — alongside offering the helpline quantity +91-11-23797-8046.
It is unclear whether or not the attention message will probably be restricted to BSNL and Jio or would even be accessible on Airtel and Vodafone Idea connections within the coming days. Gadgets 360 has reached out to each the telcos to get their readability and can update this area each time they reply.