Updated Apple’s COVID-19 app with new screening questions and recommendations

Apple launched its own COVID-19 app back in March, immediately after the coronavirus outbreak was declared a pandemic. Now the Cupertino-based technology giant has added new improvements to the app in its latest update. It should be noted that the app is only available in the US. The app and website ask users questions about symptoms, location, and risk factors. Based on the responses, it would provide adequate and timely guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

How reported With 9to5Mac, Apple brings updated recommendations in version 5.0 of its COVID-19 app. New questions are also added to improve the screening process that determines the severity of COVID-19 symptoms. Apple has partnered with CDC and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to keep the app updated with the latest, trusted information about the coronavirus. The release notes for the update can be found on the Appstore, reads, “Updated recommendations and new questions about symptom severity and COVID-19 test results.”

While the app is reserved for US users only, you can Access to the website without problems. On the home page, you can click the “Start Screening” button and fill out a short questionnaire to find out what risk you may be facing, or to suggest what action to take if your conditions are found to be severe. The questions seem to be similar to the self-assessment questionnaire in the Indian Aarogya Setu app.

In other Apple-related news, the recently unveiled iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro were pre-ordered in India today.

iPhone 12 is priced at Rs. 79,900 for the 64 GB storage variant, while the 128 GB option and 256 GB variant at Rs. 84,900 and Rs. 94,900. In contrast, the iPhone 12 Pro is priced at Rs. 1.19.900 for the 128 GB storage variant. The 256GB and 512GB storage options cost Rs. 1,29,900 and Rs. 1,49,900, respectively.

Are iPhone 12 Mini, HomePod Mini the Perfect Apple Devices for India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, Download the episodeor just hit the play button below.


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