Google launches coronavirus news hub to keep reliable coverage in one place

There’s no shortage of coverage on coronavirus, but that also means it can get annoying to go through all the noise. To help people keep updated on COVID-19 information from reliable sources, Google is launching a coronavirus hub on Google News.

The hub will organize news from top authoritative global and local sources to help people access the latest guidance regarding the coronavirus; the hub also allows you to select which regions you want to be updated on in particular. It can also highlight stories by topics such as the economy, health, and travel, and emphasizes results from local news most relevant to you, including tweets from local authorities.

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Google says it’s also working on a dedicated fact-checking feature to dispel misinformation surrounding the coronavirus, although Google is still experimenting on how to implement the feature. In the meanwhile, the COVID-19 hub is available across iOS, Android and the web in over 20 countries, and will arrive in more places in the upcoming weeks.

On a related note, Google is taking extra steps to ensure the latest authoritative resources are front and center when people search for Coronavirus proper, and you even ask the Google Assistant “what’s the latest news on coronavirus?” to receive quick and easy updates. Alternatively, Google is also updating its Podcast app with a dedicated coronavirus carousel.

You can access Google’s new COVID-19 hub here.

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Thomas Burn is a blogger, digital marketing expert and working with Techlofy. Being a social media enthusiast, he believes in the power of writing.

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