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Facebook is expanding its Coronavirus Information Center to Nigeria and 16 more countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

The Information Center forms part of the social media giant’s effort to help the global community fight against COVID-19, which is aimed at providing people with the latest news and information from trusted health authorities as well as resources and tips to stay safe while at home and give necessary support to their family and community.

The Coronavirus Information Center is featured at the top of News Feed, providing a central place for people to keep informed about the pandemic. It includes real-time updates from national health authorities and global organizations such as the World Health Organization, as well as helpful articles, videos and posts about social distancing and preventing the spread of coronavirus.

Facebook users can opt in to follow the center to see updates in their News Feed from official government health authorities. The center which is now been launch in Nigeria alongside other countries in sub – Saharan African markets like:

  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • Chad
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Guinea
  • Kenya
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
  • Togo

“We’ve built the information center, in collaboration with national health partners, to ensure that people can get access to information from trusted health sources,” says Facebook’s Head of Public Policy for Africa, Kojo Boakye.

” The launch of the COVID-19 Information Center on Facebook in more than 17 countries across sub-Saharan Africa aligns with our commitment to making accurate, timely information about the pandemic accessible to all communities.”

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