Calling Cambodians to put a check on COVID-19

Information is critical in a crisis – but not all information is equal. How the phone-based early warning system EWS1294 in Cambodia is being activated as an information and communications channel for arresting the spread of COVID19.

When it comes to disasters, access to accurate, timely and relevant information is lifesaving.

This has becoming increasingly apparent as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds around the world and is no less in Cambodia, a country on the cusp of calling a national emergency to halt the spread of the deadly virus.

Here, an early warning phone service known as ‘EWS1294’ is emerging as a key communication tool in the Government’s COVID-19 outbreak response.

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