In the early days of the new coronavirus epidemic in the United States, Google began to use its resources to try to provide users with quick access to information to help people better respond to the outbreak. Google Maps is undoubtedly at the center of these efforts, not only making it easier for business owners to update store schedules during the outbreak, but also making it clear which businesses are still in business. Google Maps is about to get a COVID-19 layer that shows the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak on a map, recommending that users do not go to areas where the outbreak is severe.
U.S. health experts say the new coronavirus will not disappear immediately and that, ideally, the pandemic could end within the next year. However, the new crown outbreak is affected by many factors, including the speed of vaccine development, the government’s prevention and control measures and so on.
Obtaining information about COVID-19 propagation rates can further help people with social diversion. Google Maps alerts users not to travel if they are making a route to a severely affected area. This may affect your travel decisions and may reduce the spread of the disease.
This feature is not currently available to all users, but some users have been given the opportunity to experience it in advance. According to the shared screenshots, a new crown virus layer has been added to Goolge Maps. When activated, the layer provides information such as the number of confirmed patients in the area and tells you whether the number of cases is increasing or decreasing.