That feature was introduced days ago, and people started noticing it last Saturday. It will answer "if you are anxious about the new coronavirus, here are some yes or no questions to help you determine your situation". It will ask users if they are exhibiting the symptoms most commonly linked to COVID-19 such as a fever, dry cough, or shortness of breath.
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iPhone clients who are pondering whether they have COVID-19 would now be able to go to Siri. Once again, the three options are "Yes", "No", or "Not Sure". On the off chance that you react that you are uncertain, it will inquire as to whether you experience the ill effects of chest torment, trouble breathing, discombobulation, unsteadiness or slurred discourse and exhort those that are to look for guaranteed clinical consideration. After the latest update, Siri will offer new responses to the questions asked about COVID-19.
In case your signs aren't notably life-threatening or critical, Siri will then advise customers to remain at house and to keep away from contact with different individuals, and to hunt medical assist in case your state of affairs worsens. The instruction could include asking you to dial 911 or asking you to isolate yourself from your family members or the neighbourhood.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reportedly taking the help of Microsoft's healthcare bot for developing a chatbot for coronoavrius assessment. It will also tell you that you might not show any symptoms, but you could still be carrying the virus and contaminating others.More news: Ahsoka Tano Was Doing This During Star Wars' The Mandalorian
Ironically, the biggest two competitors of Siri, Amazon's Alexa and Google Assistant are yet to come up with comprehensive support for their users.
It appears that the new system only works in the U.S. for now, as asking Siri about coronavirus in the United Kingdom only provides a link to information on the government's website.More news: United Kingdom bike shops can remain open during COVID-19 lockdown
It's an irony now that the same government that has been carrying out investigations on the big technology companies for possible antitrust violations and for expanding too much is now depending on the same companies to help get the world through this crisis. However, its fortunes could change as China slowly returns to normalcy with the number of coronavirus cases dropping.