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The coronavirus advisory heard at the beginning of phone calls can be avoided by pressing '1'.

Articles by India Today and Business Today confirms that by pressing 1 the coronavirus advisory stops and the caller can hear the normal caller tune.

The Indian government is using phone connections to spread awareness about the COVID19 and have ordered all the major telecom companies to add a 30-second COVID-19 prevention caller tune to their networks. At the start of the caller tune, the caller hears a short coughing sound which is then followed by the instructions related to the information on how to avoid the spread of coronavirus.

According to the articles, if a person wants to avoid the coronavirus tune, one can dial the desired number and when the coronavirus alert message beings the caller should press 1. As soon as the caller presses 1, the message will stop playing and the caller will hear the normal caller tune.

The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19 including symptoms, prevention and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organisation or your national healthcare authority.

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