Apple adds new symptoms to coronavirus application

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Apple has updated the coronavirus imaging application it released due to the outbreak. The new version includes updated symptom information and the latest recommendations from health institutions. The updated app also includes tips on how to mask and sterilize.

Technology giants are also working on the fight against the new deadly coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19), which has spread to the world and has killed 238,950 people since its emergence in the People’s Republic of China. Apple has announced that it has updated its coronavirus imaging application, which it released in March. The updated app includes new disease symptoms and mask-making tips.

Apple’s updated app is based on information contained in the latest guide published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Updated disease symptoms include chills, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat and loss of taste and smell. Previously known symptoms of the disease included fever, cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty in breathing.

Mask making tips
According to the information provided by the CDC, these symptoms may begin to appear within 2 to 14 days of exposure to the SARS-CoV-2 virus causing COVID-19. On the other hand, Apple’s updated app also includes tips on cloth masks. The recommendations include information on how to make a cloth mask, how to wear it and how to sterilize it.

Apple CEO Tim Cook said in March that they have developed a website and a imaging application for use in the US in order to learn about the new deadly coronavirus outbreak, be aware of symptoms and take appropriate steps to protect our health.

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In addition, Apple and Google announced that they have developed the COVID-19 tracking system for iOS and Android operating systems. The new systems will allow users to share data through Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and apps approved by healthcare organizations.

The new system will use short-distance Bluetooth communication to create a voluntary contact tracking network. Thus, data on phones that are close to each other will be used together. Official applications of public health officials will be able to access this data and users who download this application will be able to report it when they are diagnosed with COVID-19. The system will also alert the user if he or she is in close contact with an infected person.


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