Corona Testing Centres: Google announced the launch of a new facility through its services (Google Search, Google Assistant and Google Maps) to help people in India to find information about the Covid-19 testing centres near its users.
Google India said that they are working with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and My Government to provide information about authorized testing laboratories.
Working closely with @ICMRDELHI & @mygovindia, Google Maps, Google Assistant and Search are now beginning to surface testing centres in Hindi, English & 7 regional languages. Before going to a testing centre, call the Govt. of India helpline – 1075 & get a doctor’s prescription. pic.twitter.com/VOichzCLH9
— Google India (@GoogleIndia) June 12, 2020
While searching coronavirus related query (i.g coronavirus testing) in Google search and assistant, it will show the necessary information regarding Covid-19 testing centres in its search under the testing tab. Google may ask you to open GPS to provide you best result regarding COVID-19 testing labs. Google also will tell you that whether it is a Government facility or private. Similarly with Google Maps if a user searches for the “COVID testing”, it will show you the nearby coronavirus testing labs on the map with the necessary information and guidance.
As of now, Google has integrated more than 700 COVID-19 testing laboratories across 300 cities in Google search, assistant and maps. The service will be available in English, Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi and Gujarati in India. Google is working with authorities to identify and add new testing laboratories located across the country.