Google on Monday introduced a collection of steps taken to deliver dependable info associated to COVID-19 pandemic in India and fight the unfold of misinformation.
Google will now present the most recent updates and well being recommendation from the Ministry of Well being and Household Welfare (MoHFW) and worldwide well being authorities throughout Google Search, Google Maps, YouTube and the COVID-19 Spot on Google Pay, the official weblog notes.
Along with selling genuine content material, Google may also rapidly take away reported movies from YouTube that violate pointers or intend to unfold misinformation associated to the pandemic.
The COVID-19 India web site will quickly get help for different Indian languages.
To help migrant staff or these stranded in cities and not using a supply of earnings or meals, Google Maps, Search, and Assistant, will spotlight close by areas of meals and night time shelters set by the federal government. The data might be accessed each in Hindi and English.
Google can also be rolling out the ‘Close by Spot’ function on Google Pay to assist customers find important provide shops which can be presently open. The software is accessible in Bengaluru and will likely be launching quickly in Hyderabad, Chennai, Mumbai, Pune, and Delhi.
The weblog submit, penned by Sanjay Gupta, Vice President and Nation Supervisor, Google India and Caesar Sengupta, Vice President, Funds and Subsequent Billion Customers, provides, “The COVID-19 pandemic continues to influence the well being and lives of many throughout the nation, requiring all of us to make elementary modifications to the best way we reside. State and public well being officers throughout the nation are doing their greatest to handle this unprecedented state of affairs. On the similar time, we’ve been impressed by how the nation has come collectively to help the valiant efforts of healthcare staff, with companies stepping as much as present very important assets and help, and NGOs rallying to help weak communities whose livelihoods are impacted.”
“Overcoming a disaster of this scale will take sustained and concerted effort, and we wish to do every little thing we will to assist. For the reason that virus first started to unfold, our focus at Google has been on ensuring individuals have the data and instruments they should keep knowledgeable and related. However we all know there’s far more work forward,” the weblog submit provides.