Recently, Apple Corp. made an update to Siri to help battle the COVID-19 virus. So iPhone users who are willing to know whether they’ve the Coronavirus or not can easily turn to Siri.
iPhone users in the United States can directly ask Siri “Hey Siri, do I have the coronavirus?” to get professional answers from health agencies like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Siri will first ask the user if they have fever, dry cough or shortness of breath. If the severity of the related symptoms is extreme or life-threatening, Siri will advise you to isolate yourself from others.
Siri can also analyze the severity of the condition according to the symptoms provided by the user and then ask whether to call the 911 emergency call.
If the user says “Call 911”, Siri will automatically dial 911.
The service is for those users in the US but it is expected to be extended internationally soon.
Apple Corp. had previously stated that it will donate millions of medical masks to medical staff in Europe and the United States.