WhatsApp used to confirm coronavirus diagnoses

The Iranian Society of Radiology set up the private group to help cope with rising cases and a lack of testing kits

Rising infection rates and deaths, and a limited supply of testing kits, has led one country to turn to WhatsApp to secure second opinions on COVID-19 cases.


The Iranian Society of Radiology, which set up the private group, says it has allowed doctors to triage patients within two hours.

The society enlisted 11 volunteer radiologists — nine from Iran, one from Canada and one from the US — to triage patients based on CT scans taken by physicians and