State information and communication technology (ICT) minister Robert Romawia Royte launching mCOVID-19 mobile application in Aizawl on April 3, 2020. Image: Northeast Now

The Mizoram government on Friday launched a comprehensive mobile app containing various information and updates on the deadly COVID-19.

This is viewed as an unprecedented move towards fighting the rapidly increasing novel coronavirus and to facilitate speedy dissemination of authenticated information related to the virus.

State information and communication technology (ICT) minister Robert Romawia Royte launched mCOVID-19 mobile application at a function held at his office chamber in Aizawl on Friday.

Launching the new mobile apps, Royte lauded the software engineers of the ICT department for developing such an innovative apps within a short period of time.

He said that the application will help administrators, frontline health workers, volunteers of task force at various levels and also decision-makers in providing latest information on COVID-19.

mCOVID-19 android application is developed in such a way as to suit the local requirement, he said.

Apart from local updates, the application contains national and world-wide updates on the deadly virus in Mizo language, Royte said.

mCOVID-19 contains latest update of coronavarius basically on the status of Mizoram, India and the world, number of people quarantined, relief, suggestion column and authentic video related with coronavirus, among others.

The application could be downloaded from mcovid19.mizoram.gov.in.

The State Government also on Friday launched helpline to address the problem of farmers during nationwide lockdown.

Farmers can reach state agriculture department on phone numbers 0389- 2311160 and 0389 2328564 between 10 am and 2 pm.

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