Google Issues Coronavirus SOS and Helplines

Google offers a strong collation of all things COVID-19, from top news to WHO-verified information.

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Over 1,00,000 people have been tested positive for the coronavirus with more than 4,000 deaths.
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It’s official - the World Health Organisation has named the novel coronavirus and the ensuing disease COVID-19 a global pandemic.

With countries across the world scrambling to get the situation under control - from China’s excessive but effective quarantines to India imposing a self-quarantine from the rest of the world and restricting foreign travel visas to the country.

With fears at an all-time high, Google has updated its settings to offer information and helpline numbers when you type the phrase ‘coronavirus’ or ‘COVID-19’ or anything related.

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There’s an SOS band that you can share on social media (Facebook, Twitter or Email), there is the latest or top news alerts, and at the end comes country-specific helpline numbers.

Google Issues Coronavirus SOS and Helplines

Google offers a strong collation of all things COVID-19, from top news to general, WHO-verified information and a global map of the affected areas.

This proactive step will only increase awareness and help users feel more in control in the face of this growing global health crisis.

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