PTA sends 811.97 million messages to create awareness about COVID-19

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), under its current ongoing campaign, has sent 811.97 million messages to mobile phone users aimed at creating awareness about preventive measures against the coronavirus (COVID-19).

PTA sends 811.97 million messages to create awareness about COVID-19Messages had been sent in Urdu, English and regional languages for comfort of the PTA subscribers across the country Since 19th March. Awareness SMSs in urdu and English have also been sent to the travelers/suspected persons who may have come into contact with coronavirus patients during travelling.

Similarly, Corona Awareness Ring Back Tones (RBTs) have been initiated on 131.75 million subscribers’ mobile devices.

During the period, PTA has allocated 12 different short codes and 6 UAN (Toll Free) numbers to government entities working on controlling the pandemic.

PTA has also facilitated in arranging donations by Mobile users in ‘Prime Minister’s COVID-19 Pandemic Relief Fund-2020’.

Mobile subscribers can donate Rs 20/SMS by sending a text message on code 6677.

PTA is also closely monitoring the measures taken by all telecom operators amid Covid-19 pandemic in Pakistan.

The telecom operators have launched many offers/initiatives for their subscribers. Some are offering discounts or temporary upgrades at low or no cost during the crisis to help their subscribers stay connected. Details of these offers/packages are being regularly updated on PTA website.

Prime Minister Imran Khan announced another two-week extension in an ongoing lockdown. Now it will continue until April 30 due to rising numbers of coronavirus cases in the country. The number of coronavirus cases, and deaths are way lesser than our projections due to the lockdown.