UK asks carriers to send coronavirus alert as emergency system was never finished | The Verge

twarren_ukcoronavirusalert_1.0 UK asks carriers to send coronavirus alert as emergency system was never finished | The VergeUK sms alert for coronavirus pandemic | Photo by Tom Warren / The Verge

The UK government has turned to mobile carriers like EE, o2, Vodafone, and Three to send an emergency coronavirus alert today. It’s the first time all UK carriers have been instructed to send a message to customers on behalf of the government, amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

UK citizens are being asked to stay at home and only go outside for food, health reasons, or essential work. The alert asks people to stay at home, and links to the official UK government coronavirus response website. It comes just hours after UK Prime Minster Boris Johnson introduced drastic measures to ban gatherings of three or more people.

So, the government texted me… pic.twitter.com/O14gpRkUUa

— Holly Graceful (@HollyGraceful) March 24, 2020

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