PTA Surprises People At COVID-19 Risk With SMS Alerts

PTA SMS alert

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on the request of the Ministry of Health (MoH) is sending out SMS alerts to people who might have come in contact with Coronavirus affected individuals. However, people never expected the move.

Indeed another incredible step of the Sindh government which will allow citizens to know if they have contracted the virus during traveling or at other places. Through SMS, the recipient is being requested to contact the nearest health center or emergency services (1166) in case of any symptoms.

The ‘Coronaalert’ messages are not ‘fake’ or ‘Spam’ messages and so, the recipients should follow the PTA advice.

The message reads, “It has been observed that you may have come into contact with a confirmed coronavirus case in the last 14 days. You are therefore requested to take necessary precautionary measures by self-quarantine in case of symptoms.”

People Doubting SMS Authenticity

However, many people aren’t sure if they should believe the message or not. Some are claiming that they haven’t come in contact with any coronavirus suspect. They are also questioning the govt’s approach in this matter.

Moreover, PTA has also issued a wide-ranging advisory to its licensees. They have directed them to remain fully prepared to provide uninterrupted telecom services to the consumers.

They also emphasized on resolving consumer complaints efficiently, with fully equipped teams. PTA has also issued awareness messages in national and regional languages, in wake of coronavirus spread threat.

Alongside this, customer support centers and franchises are allowed to remain open in lockdown for the provision of uninterrupted services.

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Sindh government is showing a proactive approach to handle the recent health emergency in the country. Sindh government on Monday imposed a lockdown across the province to ensure people do not venture out of their homes unnecessarily. Sindh is also struggling to contain the coronavirus, as it has reported the highest number of coronavirus cases.


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