iPhone users with questions about COVID-19 can now look to Siri for answers.
According to a report by CNBC, Apple has updated its voice assistant to answer questions, give instructions, and offer advice concerning the coronavirus.
Users will be given a step-by-step questionnaire about the symptoms of the virus, such as dry cough or shortness of breath, if they ask variations of, “Hey Siri, do I have the coronavirus?”
Siri will advise people to consider calling 911 if they say they have extreme or life-threatening symptoms. If users have symptoms that are not extreme or life-threatening, Siri instructs them to stay home and avoid contact with other people, CNBC reports.
CNBC reports that Siri also advises users to contact a medical provider if their condition becomes more severe.
According to Apple, the answers that Siri provides are from the U.S. Public Health Service, a division of the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.