COVID-19 Screening App Released by Apple


The White House along with Apple have stated that the iPhone maker worked together with the Trump administration and federal agencies to release an app and website that will direct users to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control on the disease caused by the coronavirus. The app, which will be available in the app store as “COVID-19,” will ask users questions about symptoms, location and risk factors and then provide the appropriate up-to-date guidance from the CDC, White House officials said.

The app will also answer frequently asked questions about the coronavirus disease with official information from the CDC. The same information will be available at a website that will be accessible to the users of Windows PCs, Android phones, and other non-Apple devices.

Apple have also made it clear that answers from the users will not be collected or sent to either Apple or any government entity.

Meanwhile, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook earlier this week said that the company had donated 10 million protective masks to US health care groups after using Apple’s supply chain team to locate and buy the masks.

NB: This is currently only available in the US

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