Google’s Coronavirus Website Launched in the US, Will Expand to More Countries
Google’s Coronavirus Website Launched, Google has also said that it will begin surfacing trustworthy information about the coronavirus directly in search results and Google Maps.
Alphabet Google said on Saturday that it has launched a website in the United States containing information on counseling and testing for coronaviruses as the country strives to slow the spread of the highly contagious virus. The move comes a week after President Donald Trump held a press conference during which he claimed that Google would build a coronavirus testing website that would direct people to testing sites.
The website, google.com/covid19, is “focused on education, prevention and local resources. People can find state based information, safety and prevention tips, related search trends to COVID-19, and other resources for individuals, educators, and businesses. “said Google in a blog post. Google’s Coronavirus Website Launched in the US, Will Expand to More Countries ‘In the Coming Days’
“Launched today in the United States, the site will be available in more languages and countries in the coming days, and we will update the website as more resources become available. With our other products and initiatives, we hope these resources will help people find answers to the questions they are asking and get the help they need, “added the company.
The search giant also said it would start showing reliable information about the coronavirus directly in search results and on Google Maps.
The death toll of the new coronavirus has exceeded 5,000 in Europe, with the new epicenter of the pandemic, Italy, Spain and Germany reporting a sharp increase in infections, with deaths worldwide exceeding 11,000 on Saturday .
According to the World Health Organization, approximately 2,35,000 people have been infected with the coronavirus worldwide and nearly 10,000 have been confirmed dead.