Worried About Coronavirus ? Apple’s Siri Now Helps You To Check Coronavirus Symptoms
Wondering if you are showing any of the symptoms of coronavirus? Siri may be able to help. Apple updated its digital assistant over the weekend to offer more comprehensive help for anyone fearing they may have contracted the virus, formally known as COVID-19.
Now, when you ask Siri a question along the lines of: “Do I have the coronavirus?”, you’ll be asked a series of questions about any symptoms you may be exhibiting.
The questionnaire, which Siri notes pulls its answers from the “US Public Health Service in concert with the CDC,” will start by asking if you’re experiencing symptoms such as fever, dry cough or shortness of breath.
If you answer yes, it will ask if your symptoms are severe or life-threatening, which if you respond that they are, will prompt you to call 911. If you respond that you are unsure, it will ask if you suffer from chest pain, difficulty breathing, dizziness, lightheadedness or slurred speech and advise those that are to seek immediate medical attention.