The Australian Government has revealed a Coronavirus Australia WhatsApp Messaging Service, which allows you to receive the COVID-19 updates you want to know about directly to your WhatsApp app. To sign up for these updates, all you need to do is:
1. Download WhatsApp via the Google Play or Apple App Store.
2. Add this Australian Government number to your WhatsApp contact list: 0400 253 787.
3. Send the contact a message via WhatsApp — anything will do!
4. Wait for the message back and reply with what information you’d like to receive as it comes available.
Now, you’re all good to go!