The coronavirus pandemic is just rearing its ugly head in India as the number cases are on the rise. To break the chain of spread, the country is now on complete lockdown for the next 21 days. Amidst the ensuing chaos, several companies have come forward to help with the situation. Brands like Xiaomi, Realme, and Vivo have postponed their much-anticipated launches to focus on coronavirus relief efforts. Apple has equipped Siri to be able to detect symptoms of Coronavirus by asking a few questions to the users in the US. Now, Reliance Jio has done something along the same line to make it easier for users to be at ease.
The telecom operator has partnered with Microsoft to launch a tool called ‘Coronavirus – info & tools’. The tool can effectively check symptoms of a user to detect whether or not the person should get checked for Covid-19. The symptom-checking tool asks for health inputs from the user like their travel history and severity of flu-like symptoms. After the test, the tool generates a report that reveals whether or not the user should visit the nearest hospital or lab to get tested. There are comprehensive guidelines from the WHO and Indian government inside the tool to protect oneself from the virus. The company claims that the tool has been quite effective in figuring out if the user is infected, based on the information provided.
In order to use the tool, users will have to open the MyJio app on their smartphone. They should see a banner on the top with #CoronaHaaregaIndiaJeetega text on it. Clicking on the banner redirects users to the tool and will show important information on coronavirus and Covid-19 along with a disclaimer. Before starting the check, the tool asks whether the test is for self, parent, spouse, child or someone else. It will then proceed to ask the questions required to generate the report. The tool also contains a list of the test centres for Covid-19 across India, should you test positive on the tool.
Apart from detecting symptoms, the ‘Coronavirus – info & tools’ feature also has a dedicated section that shows current active cases, cured cases, and death toll.