DOH launches ‘KontraCOVID’ chatbot for public queries



The Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday launched a chatbot to address the public’s queries regarding the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) threat.

The “KontraCOVID bot”  called “Kira” or “Katuwang na Impormasyon para sa Responsableng Aksyon” can be accessed through the DOH Facebook page, DOH Viber community, or

Kira can help netizens conduct a self-check for COVID-19, provide information on how to protect oneself from the virus, as well as answer questions about the guidelines of the Luzon-wide quarantine.

For their part, the University of the Philippines (U.P.) launched earlier a similar COVID-19 chatbot named “Yani.”

On  the other hand, the Lung Center of the Philippines (LCP) offers free virtual medical consultations through the social media./Stacy Ang

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