Google has launched a website dedicated to coronavirus updates in India and tweaked its search engine and YouTube to prominently display authoritative information and localy relevant details about the pandemic from the nation’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the company said on Monday.
Additionally, Google is also showing more than 1,500 food and night shelters in about three dozen cities in India on Google Maps and Search to guide people in need, it said. People can also find these locations by asking Google Assistant about “food shelters,” for instance, in English and Hindi. Assistant is available to users on smartphones, KaiOS-powered feature phones and through a Vodafone-Idea phone line.
On Maps, the company has also introduced Nearby Spot on Maps to help people in the nation find local stores that are providing essential items such as groceries.
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