The coronavirus cases in India are increasing like wildfire and to contain the spread of the deadly virus the Government of India has taken a huge step by announcing countrywide lockdown. In this situation, Amazon has now rolled out a new update for its Voice Assistant Alexa. The new update brings skills to help the Indian users to identify if they have COVID-19 symptoms or not. Additionally, the update will also provide the latest updates and information related to coronavirus, which will be supported both in Hindi as well as English languages.
In order to find out if you have the symptoms of coronavirus you can simply ask Alexa, what do I do if I think I have COVID-19? You can also ask Alexa for a series of questions about your travel history, symptoms, and possible exposure. Based on your responses, Alexa will provide CDC guidance given your risk level and symptoms.
Moreover, you can also request by asking “Alexa, give me an update on COVID-19“ or “Alexa, how do you prevent COVID-19?“ Users can also ask these same questions in Hindi also and Alexa will provide about Coronavirus symptoms keeping in mind the ICMR guidelines also suggesting you wash your hands regularly. As advised by the health experts the Alexa will also help you to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds by asking it to sing a song for a duration of 20 seconds. Just say, Alexa, sing a song for 20 seconds.
Amazon in its statement said, “Using the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Indian Council for Medical Research guidance, our Alexa team built an Indian specific experience that lets you use Alexa to check your symptoms for COVID-19 at home.”
Besides this, you can also ask Alexa to give you the latest update on the number of infected viruses and lockdown information and a lot more. Just ask, Alexa, until now how many cases have been reported in Delhi?
According to the e-commerce platform Amazon, “Alexa can now answer questions related to COVID-19, and we are working to provide accurate and timely information from news and official government sources such as Indian Council of Medical Research and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in India.”
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