New coronavirus: FOPH Infochannel on WhatsApp

29.6.2020 - You can also receive a wide range of information about the coronavirus via WhatsApp. Start the chat by messaging 079 155 11 05 in WhatsApp. Your contact details are anonymised and are not stored.

First start a new chat by selecting ‘New contact’ and saving 079 155 11 05 in your list of contacts (To read the news on your mobile phone, you can also click on this link:

Navigating through the Infochannel is easy. Enter the numbers in bold in the text field or enter 0 for ‘Menu’, 00 for ‘Back’, and 000 to select the language. You will then receive automatic answers.

You can choose from the following topics:

  • Contact Tracing
  • SwissCovid app
  • Masks
  • Precautionary measures
  • Travel
  • Situation in Switzerland
  • Background knowledge

Please note:

  • All data are anonymised. They are not stored.
  • You will not receive any push notifications.
  • If you no longer wish to use the info channel, simply delete the chat from your list.

This WhatsApp offering can be shared with others just like other WhatsApp messages.

Last modification 29.06.2020

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