Apple released a COVID-19 symptom triage tool within Siri. Ask “how do I know if I have coronavirus?” and it’ll walk you through a CDC-approved flow.
This is what voice assistants should be for.
— Alexis Córdova (@acordova) March 21, 2020
Siri is now dispensing advice on the coronavirus outbreak after Apple updated its voice assistant over the weekend.
If a user asks Siri “Do I have the coronavirus?”, it will list symptoms, offer links to more information, and recommend calling 911 if the illness is severe.
Now your iPhone or other Apple device can help you determine if you have symptoms associated with the coronavirus. https://t.co/ovnC3Wdf2Q
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) March 23, 2020
Siri will also offer ‘telehealth’ apps in the App Store for those who can’t get to a doctor.