With the global cases of coronavirus rapidly ramping up, governments around the world are doing their best to limit the spread of the virus. Some ways they are doing this is by encouraging the public to frequently wash their hands and wear protective masks. They also encourage social distancing whenever they go out in public. Medical experts believe this is the only way new cases can be slowed down. At the same time, it can help the health systems a way to prepare and react.
In many cities throughout the world, governments have encouraged people to stay home. It has been repeatedly played over and over on the news and the radio. It is also a very clear message that can be seen on social media.
As reported by The Verge, there is one extra way that users are getting reminded of this. According to reports, individuals have started to see a custom text appear right next to the antenna bars on their smartphone. Usually, this is where the name of their telecom provider can be seen on the notification panel.
The first sighting of this custom message has been spotted in Germany. On Twitter, some photos of the message have been retweeted. The photos show the smartphones of users in Germany.
The replies under the tweet show that the same message is being displayed on smartphones in other countries. The messages include the following:
DiRumahAja - Indonesia
YoMeQuedoEnCasa - Peru
Stamacasa - Romania
EvdeKal - Turkey
In other countries, the message StayHome is displayed in English. These countries include Belgium, France, India, and Nigeria.
According to users, the phone’s Wi-Fi needs to be switched off so that the message can be displayed. In other screenshots, however, the Wi-Fi icon is present.
Right now, it’s unclear whether this is a coordinated effort that telecoms have made as a request by different health organizations and governments.
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