Given the popularity of Google search, the company uses it to spread information about emergencies. So, Google launched the SOS Alert service for coronavirus issues. This will allow you to quickly inform users about the current situation with the epidemic of the dangerous disease.
Entering the word "coronavirus" or a related query in the search bar will result in a special white card, just like red lights signaling fires and earthquakes. Thus, Google hopes to provide fresh and reliable data on the disease.
This card will display the latest coronavirus news from verified sources. In addition, announcements from the World Health Organization and the UN will also be shown there. Google also provides a list of necessary safety measures, such as how often you wash your hands and cover your face when sneezing or coughing.
So far, the information in this card is the same for all users, but later Google plans to make it relevant for each region in which the request was made. In addition, the data will be constantly updated. It was previously reported that Google transferred $250,000 to the Chinese Red Cross and temporarily closed five offices in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.