- Now you can find nearby COVID-19 Testing Centers with the help of Google Maps, Google Maps, Search and Assistant
Google has been closely monitoring the impact of Novel Coronavirus since the beginning of this year. Google company has already taken several measures to help google users stay safe and informed smartphone users. The Mountain View-based tech giant recently added some security features to Google Maps. Now, they have added a feature in Google Search and Google Assistant with Maps that aims to help users locate nearby coronavirus testing centers.
The announcement came via a tweet and Google stated that they had worked “closely” with the Indian Council of Medical Research and the Government of India to add convenience to their apps and services. And to make this feature accessible for all city users, the results will be shown in English also with 8 other Indian languages. These include Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Gujarati, and Marathi.
Now, this feature has been integrated into Google search, when users search for keywords such as “coronavirus testing”, “COVID-19 test” or “COVID test”, the search results in information about nearby authorized COVID-19 testing centers Show.
In Google Assistant, when users ask for a coronavirus test, there will be a “test” tab on the results page. This tab will provide a list of nearby test centers, similar to Google search results.
Similarly, Google Maps will show test centers in a region right there on the map. Users can then tap on the centers to get more information as if it is a private center or run by a government organization.
Finally, next to the search results is a “Learn more” option that will redirect users to the official website of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW).