Google Opens SOS Alert for Corona Virus Information Search

SOS Corona Virus for World. The spread of the corona virus is now becoming a concern of various countries in the world. This outbreak was first discovered in the Wuhan region, China. To date, there are 14,568 people infected with corona throughout the world. 305 of them died. The increasingly widespread corona virus infection also received attention from the search engine, Google.

The company, based in Mountain View, California, United States, took the initiative to launch an SOS alert when users searched for information with the keyword “coronavirus“. This initiative is the result of a collaboration between Google and the World Health Organization (WHO).

When users search on Google with the keyword “coronavirus”, Google will automatically display content that is relevant to the distribution of corona such as the latest news, tips, to the Twitter corona experts on Twitter.

Observation SOS Virus Corona By KompasTekno

The SOS warning appears when a search engine is set for the United States search region, from KompasTekno’s observation . If search engine settings are set for the territory of Indonesia, the SOS warning does not appear. In the first column of the search results, SOS warnings and headlines related to the corona virus appear. Then in the second bar appears various information related to Corona from the tweets of experts on Twitter.

Summarized KompasTekno from Mashable, Monday (02/03/2020), besides that Google also gave donations to the Chinese Red Cross as much as 250,000 US dollars or Rp 3.4 billion for the handling of victims. Not only that, Google also collects funds from internal employees to be channel to handle corona virus. Overall, Google collected funds of more than 800,000 US dollars or equivalent to Rp 10.9 billion. On the other hand, since the Corona virus broke out, Google has been forced to temporarily close four of its offices in China, as well as in Hong Kong and Taiwan.

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