Google, popular multinational technology company, has launched an educational website which is focused on the coronavirus outbreak in the United States.
The website, google.com/covid19, which debuted on Saturday, includes information on the killer virus from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) along with tips on how to stay safe during the crisis.
It also “focused on education, prevention and local resources”. “People can find state-based information, safety and prevention tips, search trends related to COVID-19, and further resources for individuals, educators and businesses,” according to Google.
The development comes less than a week after President Donald Trump disclosed that the search engine was building a nationwide testing website, where US citizens could answer a questionnaire and be directed to their nearest testing locations.
“We hope these resources will help people find answers to the questions they’re asking and get the help they need,” said Emily Moxley, product management director for search at Google.
“As coronavirus becomes a challenge in more communities and as authorities around the world develop new guidance and tools to address the pandemic, we’ll continue to find more opportunities to connect people with key information to keep themselves, their families, and their communities safe.”
Some of the videos presently featured on the homepage include “how to protect yourself against COVID-19” and “COVID-19: what older adults need to know” among others.
The number of coronavirus cases worldwide has also exceeded 260,000, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University. So far, the disease has killed 11,113 persons while 87,363 have recovered.
Nigeria currently has 27 confirmed cases of the disease.