Google has launched an educational coronavirus website. The website offers safety tips and information about the pandemic to the people.
A week after President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence made the announcement that Google is building a nationwide testing website in which Americans can answer a questionnaire and be directed to their nearest testing locations, the website has been launched.
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However, Google never confirmed the claim made by the administration and the website does not have a testing screener.
Google in a blog post said that the website google.com/covid19, is “focused on education, prevention, and local resources. People can find state-based information, safety and prevention tips, search trends related to COVID-19, and further resources for individuals, educators, and businesses.”
Earlier this week the plans of Google were delayed as it wanted to connect a screening tool developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It seems that the screening tool is as yet not ready and it is not clear when it will be completed.
As per Google, it will start showing authentic information about the novel coronavirus directly in the search results and Google Maps as Americans search for medical services.
A sister company to Google that is owned by the same parent, Alphabet also launched its own version of the testing website.