When U.S. iPhone users ask, “Hey Siri, do I have the coronavirus?” the voice assistant will now provide answers from the U.S. Public Health Service and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to CNBC:
“Siri will ask users if they’re exhibiting symptoms of the disease, such as fever, dry cough or shortness of breath. Siri will advise people who say they have extreme or life-threatening symptoms to consider calling 911.
If users say their symptoms are not extreme or life threatening, Siri instructs people to stay home and avoid contact with other people. It advises them to contact a medical provider if their condition becomes more severe.”
In order for users to acquire virtual medical consultations, Siri will also provide links to telehealth apps via the App Store.
Read more at CNBC.