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Google Rolls Out Website That Educates About COVID-19

Google launches educational coronavirus website

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Google launched an educational coronavirus website that contains safety tips and authoritative information about the pandemic. Pixabay

US based search engine giant Google on Saturday launched an educational coronavirus website that contains safety tips and authoritative information about the pandemic.

The move comes a week after President Donald Trump held a press conference wherein he claimed Google would be building a screening website for the coronavirus that would direct people to testing sites.

The website, covid19, is “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,” Google said in a blog post.

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Google would be building a screening website for the coronavirus that would direct people to testing sites. Pixabay

“Launching today in the US, the site will be available in more languages and countries in the coming days and we’ll update the website as more resources become available. Along with our other products and initiatives, we hope these resources will help people find answers to the questions they’re asking and get the help they need,” the company added.

The search giant also said that it will begin surfacing trustworthy information about the coronavirus directly in search results and Google Maps.

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The death toll from the new coronavirus has surpassed 5,000 in Europe, the new epicentre of the pandemic, with Italy, Spain and Germany reporting a steep rise in infections, as worldwide fatalities surged past 11,000 on Saturday.

An estimated 2,35,000 people have been infected by the coronavirus globally and close to 10,000 have been confirmed dead, according to the World Health Organization. (IANS)

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Facebook Announces To Expand Community Help Feature

This is the first time Facebook has launched Community Help on a global scale and being used for a health pandemic

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This is the first time Facebook has launched Community Help on a global scale and being used for a health pandemic. VOA

Facebook has announced to expand its Community Help feature as part of COVID-19 efforts which will help people offer help to those affected by the new coronavirus pandemic, as well as donate to nonprofit organisations.

People can access Community Help in the COVID-19 Information Center on Facebook.

“Community Help is a place for people to request or offer help to neighbours, such as volunteering to deliver groceries or donating to a local food pantry or fundraiser,” Facebook said in statement late Tuesday.

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The social networking giant is starting to roll it out in the US, the UK, France, Australia and Canada in the next few days.

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Facebook has announced to expand its Community Help feature as part of COVID-19 efforts which will help people offer help to those affected by the new coronavirus pandemic, as well as donate to nonprofit organisations. Pixabay

“We’re working to bring it to more countries in the coming weeks,” said the company.

This is the first time Facebook has launched Community Help on a global scale and being used for a health pandemic.

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The new coronavirus cases reached over 8.5 lakh globally on Wednesday, with over 42,000 deaths. The cases in US reached 1.8 lakh alone, according to Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center. (IANS)