Apple has added new Siri feature that would provide responses to questions about coronavirus.
For instance, if you ask Siri, “Do I have coronavirus?,” the assistant will walk you through a series of questions. Siri will ask users if they are experiencing coronavirus symptoms, and if those symptoms seem life-threatening, Siri recommends calling 911. Otherwise, the questionnaire recommends to stay home and avoid contact with other people.
CNBC explained: Siri will ask users if they’re exhibiting symptoms of the disease, such as fever, dry cough or shortness of breath. Siri will advise people who say they have extreme or life-threatening symptoms to consider calling 911.If users say their symptoms are not extreme or life threatening, Siri instructs people to stay home and avoid contact with other people. It advises them to contact a medical provider if their condition becomes more severe.
According to Apple, the answers are sourced from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Public Health Service. The questionnaire flow is currently available in the United States and it’s unclear if it will expand elsewhere.
The new feature comes just after Apple announced that they would be donating surgical masks to healthcare professionals in the US and Europe.