Instagram will now show stories from prominent Health Bodies on Users' Feeds
In order to help increase the distribution of key COVID-19 updates and information, Instagram has announced that it will now surface Stories from official health bodies that you follow higher in your Stories feed.
Starting today, we'll bring Stories related to COVID-19 from credible health organizations you follow closer to the top of your tray. This is part of our ongoing work to connect people with accurate information, and we’ll be rolling out a similar solution for Feed next week.— Instagram Comms (@InstagramComms) May 5, 2020
This only relates to health organizations that users already follow, so it won't increase the reach of such messaging across the board, and it won't change anything or add additional accounts for those who choose not to follow.
But for those who use Instagram to benefit from key information, now they'll be easier to find within the two streams.
If you follow a health authority on Instagram, you will therefore see their stories more prominently on your feed - and if you don't and you want to keep up on the latest, follow the WHO for factual and up to date information regarding COVID-19.