Google issues coronavirus ‘SOS Alert’ in Search

Friday 31st January 2020 - 15:04

Google issues coronavirus ‘SOS Alert’ in Search


Google has launched an SOS Alert for the coronavirus in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO). What this means is that Google will now display important resources for coronavirus right in Search results.

When you search for coronavirus-related info on Google, you will find the alert atop the results page. You will also get quick access to safety tips, info, resources and Twitter updates from WHO.

This is not the first time Google has issued an SOS Alert in Search. It is a tool that the company uses to put out emergency information about disasters like floods, fires, hurricanes or public health hazards.

The latest alert will be visible in both desktop and mobile versions of Google Search.