Amidst the coronavirus outbreak, Google in association with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) has updated its homepage with “Do The Five” message that will impart coronavirus-related information. The move taken by the tech-giant aims to spread awareness among its users on the coronavirus pandemic.
As soon as people open Google, they will see an alert right below the search bar that reads: DO THE FIVE. Help stop coronavirus. Clicking on the message will find direct the user to 5 basic tips to combat coronavirus. The 5 tips that Google lists are: HANDS Wash them often; ELBOW Cough into it; FACE Don’t touch it; FEET Stay more than 3 feet apart; FEEL sick? Stay home. Also, a “More Info” button is present below the list. The button directs the users to the official website of the MoHFW, Government of India.
The Ministry;s official website enlists helpline numbers for informing about coronavirus cases, statewise helpline numbers for coronavirus along with the helpline email id. Further, a link to the advisory on social distancing is also provided below the list of helpline numbers.
The Ministry has also issued a set of special guidelines on Dead Body Management incase if a person dies of COVID-19 infection. Apart from that, the website also displays several preventive measures and guidelines issued by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
Moreover, MoHFW also provides a statewise list of confirmed cases of coronavirus on its official website. The death toll in the country and the number of patients recovered are also displayed on the website.
At first, Google used the “DO THE FIVE” feature in collaboration with the US government and the World Health Organization (WHO).