Apple added new functions to the virtual assistant.
The next time you ask Siri about the coronavirus, maybe it can also help you check your symptoms if you’re feeling under the weather. A new function on the virtual assistant added the ability for you to ask questions about COVID-19 including various ways on how to reach out for help.
You can simply initiate a question about the coronavirus and Siri will start asking you about symptoms and what to do if you have them. Most of the answers are lifted from the U.S. Public Health Service and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention but are also applicable to everyone around the world.
It won’t help you officially diagnose the symptoms, but its aim is to keep you aware of the epidemic. This is part of Apple’s overall effort to keep its users aware of the coronavirus threat. Other promotions include videos on the app store where users can watch public service announcements.