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Groups and communities being leveraged on FB, Twitter, WhatsApp for help in Covid times

Groups and communities being leveraged on FB, Twitter, WhatsApp for help in Covid times
Groups and communities being leveraged on FB, Twitter, WhatsApp for help in Covid times
WhatsApp said it had seen how educational institutions, law enforcement, government schools, healthcare professionals, farmers, migrants and people across the country were relying on the platform in these uncertain times.

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The group currently has more than 47,000 members and is adding 100-200 more every day, Nagaraj said. It gets about 100-150 messages a day on WhatsApp for assistance, and about 300 queries on blood donation. Nagaraj thinks her group is here to stay, because Covid and social distancing is here to stay.

New Delhi: Bengaluru-based Mahita Nagaraj started a group, Caremongers India, in mid-March on Facebook to provide exchange of information and assistance to senior citizens and people with comorbidities, when Covid-19 cases started emerging in the country.The group currently has more than 47,000 members and is adding 100-200 more every day, Nagaraj said. It gets about 100-150 messages a day on WhatsApp for assistance, and about 300 queries on
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