The SOS Alerts they are essentially tools put in place by Google to make access to emergency information more effective during a natural crisis. Here in this case Google tends to bring together relevant and authoritative content from the Web, social media and Google products, highlighting information directly on Google products such as that of Search or even Google Maps. Depending on the nature of the crisis and your position, users will see updates from local, national or international authorities. These updates may include emergency phone numbers and websites, maps, translations of useful phrases, donation opportunities and more.
Google helps fight Coronavirus: here's how
We know that the epidemic of Coronavirus it is testing the whole world. For the moment the situation remains partially limited to China even if, in the last few hours, information has also been identified in Italy that have contracted the virus. Not only because official information on some cases of contagion has also arrived in some European countries. At the moment 213 deaths have been recorded with over 10,0000 infected and the number, although controlled, is however exponentially increasing especially in the areas surrounding Wuhan and beyond.
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The guidelines on how to try to fight the virus as much as possible can be found directly on the official website of the Ministry of Health at THIS ADDRESS where it was also activated a toll-free number, 1500, to which you can call to make any type of request for information. Google has decided to lend a hand in making it easier to get information about Coronavirus. For this reason he decided to implement in the searches on his search engine "SOS alerts".
Their use, as mentioned before, will be automatic and all done indirectly by Google. The user will only have to carry out the same searches on the web and if he is in the vicinity of the serious crisis or is looking for related words or phrases on Google, he will be able to observe a banner indicating the current crisis with any information and resources emergency such as useful translations or telephone numbers.
Google examines a number of factors, such as Internet connectivity in the affected area, the availability of official content from governments and other authoritative organizations and the impact on the ground. SOS alerts are generally available in the main languages of the affected area, as well as in English. . One way to allow anyone to have immediate information on the crisis of global interest.