On Saturday, Google launched a website on that contains safety tips and authoritative information about the pandemic. On this site, people can find state-based information, safety and prevention tips, search trends related to COVID-19, and further resources for individuals, educators and businesses,” Google said in a blog post.
Their plans were delayed earlier this week, when they said they had hoped to link out to a screening tool developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That tool appears not to be ready yet, and it is unclear when it may be completed.
The search giant also said Saturday that it will begin surfacing trustworthy information about the coronavirus directly in search results and Google Maps as Americans search for medical services. We greatly hope that this tool will equally be useful in other parts of the world especially in Africa where the virus is gradually gaining grounds and a lot of force information is still being spread on it’s origin and nature.
Among many other things, some of the information you will find on the site includes:
“Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new virus.
The disease causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing. You can protect yourself by washing your hands frequently, avoiding touching your face, and avoiding close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell.
How it spreads
Coronavirus disease spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze. It also spreads when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth”.read more on Google website