As the US epidemic situation is getting worse, Apple has also updated iPhone voice assistant Siri to help iPhone users detect whether they may have the new coronavirus. In fact, this is not the only software that helps users identify whether they are infected or not. Back in February, China launched an app to identify ‘close contact’ with coronavirus. A week ago, the US President Donald Trump issued a statement saying Google had helped the government in developing a special website for this purpose as well. And now, Apple users can feel safer.
iPhone users can directly ask ‘Hey Siri, do I have the coronavirus?’
And it will answer, ‘if you are worried about the new coronavirus, here are some yes or no questions to help you determine your situation. Those questions and answers come from the United States CDC.
If you choose to continue, Siri will ask you the first question, whether you have a fever, cough, or shortness of breath.
Is your answer ‘Yes’? – Siri will ask if your symptoms are severe or life-threatening.
If you are still sure, Siri will ask if you need to call the 911 emergency number, say ‘Call 911’, and Siri will do it for you.
If the answer to the first question is no, then Siri will also ask you if you have been in contact with a confirmed patient.
In fact, this is a common consultation with ‘a doctor’. And at the end of the ‘consultation’, if the ‘doctor’ diagnoses you as a potential virus carrier, then, it’s recommended to call 911.