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Apple Maps Will Show Locations For Testing COVID-19


As 9to5Mac advances, Apple is implementing ways for users to have easier access to places to test COVID-19. A function is being implemented on Apple Maps that shows such locations as hospitals, medical posts and other establishments authorized to test.

It is important to note that this function is being tested in the United States, where it will be launched initially. However, nothing prevents Apple from launching the feature in other countries, depending on the ease of implementation in different regions.

Example of a testing clinic, marked by the red asterisk

Validated locations will appear on Apple Maps with a white asterisk symbol on a red background. For validation, locations must complete a form, subject to approval by Apple. Apple is reportedly partnering with health officials to help with validations.

The information requested is: name, address, website, parking infrastructure and also a test booking system. However, Apple has not yet set dates for when it will implement this function in a stable manner for all users.

Apple and Google created a patient tracking system

In a rare public announcement, Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced a system to track COVID-19 patients. This system will let users know if they have been in contact with someone infected with the new Coronavirus.

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