Unless you have been living under a rock for the last couple of months, you will know that the Coronavirus is the biggest thing in the news right now. At the time of writing this, the spread of COVID-19 has reached 120 countries with over 119,00 confirmed cases.
Whilst the vast majority of those who will contract the virus will experience mild symptoms according to the World Health Organization (WHO), the sheer scale of the issue has resulted in mass news and media coverage across the world. This has led to a massive increase in searches for ‘coronavirus’ and other related terms and as a result, it has had a pretty big impact on Google Search. Here are just a few things we’ve noticed.
Google’s SOS Alert
In order to make resources regarding COVID-19 easily accessible, Google has partnered with the World Health Organization in a bid to help those affected by or looking to learn more about the rapidly spreading virus.