Apple and the White Home stated on Friday that the iPhone maker labored with the Trump administration and federal businesses to launch an app and web site that may direct customers to steerage from the Facilities for Illness Management on the illness attributable to the coronavirus. The app, which will probably be obtainable within the app retailer as “COVID-19,” will ask customers questions on signs, location and danger elements after which present the suitable up-to-date steerage from the CDC, White Home officers stated.
The app may even reply often requested questions in regards to the coronavirus illness with official data from the CDC. The identical data will probably be obtainable at a web site that will probably be accessible to the customers of Home windows PCs, Android telephones, and different non-Apple units.
Apple stated that it’s going to not acquire the solutions customers give to the app and web site’s questions and that the solutions is not going to be despatched to both Apple or any authorities entity.
Based mostly in northern California, Apple’s headquarters have been underneath lockdown orders for greater than every week. Apple Chief Govt Tim Prepare dinner earlier this week stated that the corporate had donated 10 million protecting masks to US well being care teams after utilizing Apple’s provide chain workforce to find and purchase the masks.
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