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Telecom avails COVID-19 WhatsApp number for people living with disabilities

Telecom avails COVID-19 WhatsApp number for people living with disabilities

Telecom Namibia has sponsored a WhatsApp number which will be used by people with hearing impairment, who are unable to dial in on the toll-free COVID-19 number.

The WhatsApp number 0851 100 100 enables and expands the inclusion of people living with disabilities, mainly the hearing impaired in the COVID-19 response measures.

Telecom said with this sponsorship, they have made it possible for persons with hearing impairment to share any concerns they may have about COVID-19 by sending text messages to the national response numbers.


Caption: Ndapewa Neshila (r), External Communications Practitioner, handing over the sponsorship to Gabriel Joseph, Field Epidemiologist at Public Health Emergency Operation Centre.


 

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Mandisa Rasmeni has worked as reporter at the Economist for the past five years, first on the entertainment beat but now focussing more on community, social and health reporting. She is a born writer and is working on her degree in Journalism at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST). She believes education is the greatest equalizer. She is the epitome of perseverance, having started as the newspaper's receptionist in 2013.