New Delhi: On Friday Google announced the launch of a new feature on Google Search, Assistant, and Maps for users in India to help them find information on Covid-19 testing communities close to them.
The search giant Google has partnered with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and MyGov to provide the information on authorised testing labs to help them.
The feature is presently accessible in English and eight Indian languages including Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Bengali, Gujarati, and Marathi. As per the organization, clients will presently observe another “Testing” tab on the query output page giving a rundown of close by testing labs alongside key data and direction required before utilizing their services.
On Google Maps, when users search for keywords like “covid testing” or “coronavirus testing” they will see a list of nearby testing labs, with a link to Google Search for the government-mandated requirements.
Google said that the Search, Assistant, and Maps currently feature 700 testing labs across 300 cities and working with authorities to identify and add more testing labs located across the country.
The company reiterates that it is important to follow the recommended guidelines that help determine testing eligibility before visiting.