Apple update Siri to provide Coronavirus advice

Ruben Fields
March 24, 2020

If you ask your iPhone's voice assistant "Hey Siri, do I have the coronavirus?" or a variant of the question, the Apple assistant will ask you a series of questions to give you an unofficial answer. For instance, if you ask Siri, "Hey Siri, do I have the coronavirus?"

Apple has actually provided Siri the power to help individuals figure out whether they have Covid-19- but only in the US.

The Siri screening was claimed to be available in the United States only, but reports from certain countries in Europe also said that the service is available there as well.

When asked about COVID-19, Siri begins by saying: "If you're anxious you might have coronavirus, a few questions can help you understand your situation". Apple has reportedly confirmed that the telehealth app could let you connect with the experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Public Health Service, which is a division of the Department of Health and Human Services.

In the intervening time evidently this characteristic is just for customers within the U.S., so it's unclear if this characteristic has been expanded and localized for different nations all over the world. It will advise people who say they have extreme or life-threatening symptoms to consider calling 911. Siri can help you.

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Apple joins other tech giants that are working to aid folks who are looking for more information about the coronavirus pandemic.

Among other things, Siri will also suggest downloading telehealth apps from the App Store, which would let you get in touch with a doctor (if needed) without leaving your home. Based mostly on the responses, Siri will then advise them accordingly.

Ironically, the biggest two competitors of Siri, Amazon's Alexa and Google Assistant are yet to come up with comprehensive support for their users.

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