March 23, 2020

SMS Alerts Being Sent to Suspected Corona Virus Individuals

Islamabad (March 23, 2020): Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on the request of Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination (MoNHSRC) is sending out SMS alerts to people who might have come in contact with Corona Virus affected individuals during travelling or at other places.

 Through SMS, recipient is being requested to contact nearest health center or emergency services (1166) in case having symptoms such as fever, cough, problem in breathing and pain in body. Message sender appears as 'Coronaalert'. These messages are not ‘FAKE’ or ‘Spam’ messages. Recipients are requested to follow the advice.


Khurram Ali Mehran

(Director PR)