Coronavirus: phones and applications with accurate information

Right now we are living a information saturation about COVID19, or coronavirus. Thousands of messages, recommendations, hoaxes… everything. In mothers today we recommend the helplines of each community, the recommended applications and the official channels if you are pregnant.

According to all the experts, too much information causes as much anguish as the lack of it. Let's find the balance. Let's listen and watch the news, but let's not obsess over it and try to find our routines.

Information telephone numbers in Spain

Since the social alarm for the coronavirus occurred, there have been enabled phones throughout Spain and in every community. Look for the one in your autonomous community. The large municipalities are also putting this service at the service of citizens, and Catalonia has a test application for its users.

  • Andalusia: 900 400 061 if you have had contact with a positive person and 955 545 060 (Salud Responde phone number) to ask questions about the coronavirus.
  • Aragon: 061.
  • Canary Islands: 900 112 061.
  • Cantabria: 112 and 061.
  • Castile-La Mancha: 900 112 112
  • Castilla Leon: 900 222 000.
  • Catalonia: 061.
  • Madrid: 900 102 112.
  • Navarra: 112 and 948 290 290.
  • Valencian Community: 900 300 555.
  • Extremadura: 112.
  • Galicia: 061 and 902 400 116, for general information.
  • Balearic Islands: 061.
  • La Rioja: 941 298 333 and 112.
  • Murcia: 900 121 212 and 112.
  • Basque Country: 900 203 050.
  • Asturias: 984 100 400,

La page of the Social Ministry of the GovernmentIn the Public Health section, updated information is available on the number of cases and the most affected areas. Documentation, videos and audios to download. Tips on how to do the shopping, walk the dog or perform other tasks.

Applications about the coronavirus

Now that we are at home we receive many messages about different applications that you can install on your mobile and with which to make inquiries. You can also see the situation map of different countries such as Spain, Italy or the United States. You can do this up to Google Maps, so this is another way to learn geography.

World Health Organization (WHO) has launched an official bot for WhatsApp in which they keep you informed about the latest coronavirus data. You have to add the phone +41798931892 to your contact list and write any message. There is a list of frequently asked questions about COVID-19, the latest news from the WHO and myths about the coronavirus. You can find this same information on the page, but then you won't have to look for it.

On the other hand, since last March 14 Apple does not accept applications related to the coronavirus that come from recognized entities such as government organizations, NGOs focused on health, companies with real relevance in health issues and medical or educational institutions. Amazon has spoken in the same way.

Pediatric and obstetric information

If you are pregnant or there are small children at home don't go crazy looking for information about the coronavirus. As we have mentioned before, having an excess of information can also cause anxiety. In any case, it is better that you go directly to the organizations that are preparing the documentation.

For example, Spanish Association of Pediatrics (AEP) is collaborating with the General Directorate of Public Health of the Ministry of Health and Consumption in the drafting of different documents that summarize the evidence available in the different areas of Pediatrics. All these reports and recommendations are available on the web. But remember they are for specialists.

As for the pregnant So far, it has not been scientifically proven that pregnant women are more prone to infection. The virus is also not transmitted through breast milk, so a mother can give her baby milk without any problem. Today the first baby was born to a mother with coronavirus, it is known that the baby does not have it, and both are being subjected to strict control.

By the way, the OCU has already warned about oils and essences that are being sold and that do not protect against contagion at all. The best thing to prevent is to wash your hands very often with soap and water, and not touch your face, mouth, and eyes.


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