Apple has just launched an application and a COVID-19-related portal with up-to-date information on coronavirus infection. Users can find answers to questions about risk factors, symptoms, self-isolation, as well as surface disinfection and the need for a coronavirus test.
You can also get recommendations from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for further steps if you have an infection. The application and the site do not require the user to log in or communicate with the Apple ID. Anyone can access the resources available on the website.
The application is available for download on the App Store. You can also access the site at www.apple.com/covid19. In addition to the site and the application, users of Apple technology in the US may ask Siri: “How do I know if I have a coronavirus?” and access the CDC’s guidance and resources. Earlier, the WHO has launched an app to get all the information about the COVID-19 epidemic.
Apple releases new COVID-19 app and website
It is worth mentioning that the coronavirus, which originated in China in late December, has since spread to 199 countries, infecting over 577,000 and killing about 26,500 globally. Some recent reports claim that the US government is in talks with Facebook, Google and other technology companies about the possibility of using smartphone location data to combat the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
Earlier, WhatsApp announced the fight against the false information about the Coronavirus and provided information about COVID-19 from the World Health Organization (WHO). If you want to find out about the coronavirus using a reputable source, you can now do so via WhatsApp on your Android smartphone or iPhone.
If you want to receive the WHO notifications via WhatsApp, you must first save the phone number +41 79 893 1892 in the contact list of your mobile phone or tablet so that it is then also shown in the WhatsApp contacts.
As soon as you send a message with “Hi” in WhatsApp (without quotation) to the telephone number mentioned, the service reacts automatically and provides you with up-to-date information about travel regulations or infection protection. The service also clears you up about incorrect information about the coronavirus.