Google has rolled out an update that will be connecting people with COVID-19 information and resources

COVID-19 information and resources

Due to Corona virus outbreak search interest in COVID-19 has continued to climb around the world. Everywhere, people are looking for information regarding Corona virus. In fact, as per Google search related to Corona virus has also surpassed even some of the most common and consistent queries. Hence, Google has rolled out an update that will be connecting people with COVID-19 information and resources

What is Corona virus?

Corona virus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new virus.

The disease caused by Corona virus basically causes respiratory illness (like the flu). The symptoms are like cough, fever and in severe cases patient shows difficulty breathing problem as well. The best ways to protect yourself from this it is to wash your hands frequently and avoid touching your face. You should also avoid close contact with people who are unwell better be at 1 to 3 meters apart.

How Corona virus spreads?

The Corona virus disease spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze. It also spreads when a person touches a surface or objects that has the virus on it, and then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth.

Safety and prevention tips for Corona Virus

Google is connecting people with COVID-19 information and resources

Better Search experience

As this public health crisis has evolved into a pandemic, information needs are continuing to change, differing from region to region. Google has expanded the Search that provides easy access to more authoritative information. Now, when a user will search for queries like Coronavirus, Coronavirus information, Coronavirus update etc. Google will show lots of authoritative information from health authorities alongside new data and visualizations. The search results page has been organized in a format that will help people to easily navigate information and resources.

Along with helpful information from national and local health authorities, Google will also show a carousel of Twitter accounts from local civic organizations and health authorities to help connect them with the latest local guidance as it’s shared.

Google website to help and resources

Google launched a Google COVID-19 website that contains information which is focused on education, prevention and local resources. You can find state-based information, safety and prevention tips, and search trends related to COVID-19, and further resources for individuals, educators and businesses. This will definitely help people find answers to the questions they’re asking and get the help they need. However, this has been launched in US today, and will be rolled out to other countries and languages across the globe.

Users in the US will also see CDC’s recommendation that symptomatic individuals call ahead in order to avoid overwhelming health systems at the top of their search in mobile.

As coronavirus becomes a challenge in more communities and as authorities around the world develop new guidance and tools to address the pandemic. We need to have the key information to keep ourselves, our families, and our communities safe.

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