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Central govt to conduct telephonic survey to assess COVID-19 prevalence

The Central government will conduct a telephonic survey on COVID-19 calling up citizens on their mobile phones.

“This is to be carried out by NIC and calls will come from the number 1921,” a release said on Tuesday.

It is to obtain proper feedback on the prevalence and distribution of symptoms.

The government on Tuesday announced that it will conduct a telephone survey to garner feedback from citizens on prevalence and distribution of coronavirus symptoms and urged people to participate in the exercise in good measure.

They will be called from the number 1921, the Health Ministry said, while cautioning against pranksters calling from any other number on the pretext of a similar survey.

The survey will be conducted by the National Informatics Centre (NIC), Government of India.

“People are informed that it is a genuine survey and are requested to participate in good measure when a call comes from 1921 to enable proper feedback of the prevalence and distribution of COVID-19 symptoms.

“Please be aware of any other calls by pranksters or calls from any other number in the guise of such survey,” it added.

The States and the UTs are requested to inform public about the survey.

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