Are you surprised by the sudden coughing sound when you are calling someone? Yes? Then the telecom firms are to be blamed or in this case, appraised. In India, the telecom operators have replaced the default caller tune with Coronavirus advisory. The Indian government has ordered all the telecom operators in the country to play a 30-second audio clip on coronavirus as a default caller tune of all mobile phone users in order to spread awareness about the epidemic.
Yes, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has made a request to the Department of Telecommunications to order all the telecom firms in the country to replace the default caller tune with a 30-second audio clip to create awareness among the citizens about Coronavirus. This is applicable to those who have or not have subscribed to a particular caller tune. Whenever you call someone you will hear a coughing sound on dialling a number followed by the message.
The state-owned BSNL and Jio have also implemented the coronavirus information clip to those mobile users who have not subscribed caller tune on their numbers. The information clips can be heard for 30 seconds that educate people on how to stay protected from the virus.
Whenever you dial a number you could hear a coughing sound following the preventive measures one should follow that also includes a 24X7 helpline number.
The pre-call awareness can be heard in Both Hindi as well as in English, which begins with a coughing sound followed by a message. It asks the people to always cover your face with a handkerchief or tissue while coughing or sneezing. One should wash their hands using soap and water. It is recommended to avoid touching your face, eyes, or nose. One should maintain a distance of one metre with a person who has a cough, fever, or breathlessness. The awareness clip also advises the user to visit their nearest health centre immediately in this case and also provides a helpline number +91-11-23797-8046.
According to ANI the Health Minister on Friday only asked BSNL and Reliance Jio to put up pre-call awareness messages, which is now followed by other mobile phone operators such as Airtel, Vodafone Idea, MTNL as well as Tata DoCoMo. These operators have also started playing the audio clip to educate people about the Coronavirus outbreak in India. The government has also directed the telcos to send bulk SMS/PUSH notification on the simple dos and don’ts to all their subscribers.
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