Google Maps has given priority to takeaway options to mitigate the risk of viral spread due to dinner

Media 9to5Google reported that Google Maps has adjusted its default recommendation options to prioritize the nearest takeaway vendor to reduce the risk of virus transmission caused by meals during the COVID-19 epidemic. Now, when you open the Maps app, you can find a shortcut on the main screen and click to find a nearby restaurant. If the merchant works with Google, users can also order directly in the Maps app.

Google Maps has given priority to takeaway options to mitigate the risk of viral spread due to dinner

In fact, as early as March, Google Maps warned users searching for medical facilities. If they feel they may have been infected with the new coronavirus, they should try to avoid making an unguarded appearance to reduce the risk of transmission to others.

A link to Google Search was also provided on the home page of the Maps app to get more information about the site.

Google Maps has given priority to takeaway options to mitigate the risk of viral spread due to dinner

Media TheVerge points out that both the Android/iOS Google Maps app in the UK and the Netherlands offer these shortcuts. In addition, 9to5Google reported that the service was also available in the U.S. and France.

The good news is that Google Maps now provides better support to consumers and food and beverage merchants affected by COVID-19.