Google has teamed up with the World Health Organisation to launch and activate an SOS alert in search results for searches related to the coronavirus outbreak.
Introduced in 2017, Google’s SOS alerts are activated during crisis events where public safety might be at risk.
The search engine will prioritise information on the virus from the WHO, including safety tips and WHO Twitter updates on the spread of the virus and how to stay safe.
Anyone searching for information related to the coronavirus, an SOS Alert box with resources from WHO at the top of the results page will be shown.
Where does Google get content for SOS Alerts?
According to this help document by Google:
We have teams around the world who source content from government agencies, first responders, trusted media outlets, and NGOs. We also aggregate information from other Google products and services, such as Google News, Google Maps, Waze, and more.