If you are an Apple iPhone user and feeling overwhelmed due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, you can now seek more information from Siri. The Cupertino-based tech giant has introduced its Siri users with a questionnaire related to the COVID-19 virus.
The moment iPhone user asks Siri whether or not they have Coronavirus pandemic, Apple’s voice assistant starts shooting a couple of questions to them. According to a CNBC report, Siri will ask the users if they have come in close contact with someone who is tested positive for COVID-19 virus.
Apple’s Siri also tells them to watch out for symptoms like fever, dry cough, or shortness of breath. They may appear up to 14 days after exposure. If COVID-19 symptoms are shown one should separate themselves from others and take help of the medical experts immediately. It also states that in case someone is unable to reach a provider, they may use telehealth apps for help.
Mind you, the answers that Siri is providing to its user about COVID-19 disease are from experts at the US Public Health Service (a part of the Department of Health and Human Services) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In an official address by Apple, the tech giant has said, “The global spread of COVID-19 is affecting every one of us. At Apple, we are people first, and we do what we do with the belief that technology can change lives and the hope that it can be a valuable tool in a moment like this. Teachers are innovating to make remote lessons come alive. Companies are experimenting with new ways to stay productive. And medical experts can diagnose illnesses and reach millions with critical updates in the blink of an eye.”
Moreover, Apple’s committed donations to the global COVID-19 in order to help treat those who are sick and to help lessen the economic and community impacts of the pandemic has reached $15 million worldwide.
“We’re also announcing that we are matching our employee donations two-to-one to support COVID-19 response efforts locally, nationally and internationally,” as revealed in the official statement issued by Apple.
Besides this, Apple News has rolled out a new COVID-19 section, where users can be sure that they can find the latest verified reporting from trusted news outlets.
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