Google Maps Now Lets Users View COVID-19 Containment Zones in Mumbai


Google Maps has began displaying demarcated containment zones in Mumbai. The most recent change comes by means of the ‘COVID-19 Information’ layer that Google launched globally a few weeks again to color code the areas contaminated with COVID-19 instances. The search large mentioned in a press release that it was working intently with Brihanmumbai Municipal Company (BMC) for sourcing details about containment zones within the metropolis. Earlier this 12 months, Google Maps acquired an replace to convey the flexibility to seek for COVID-19 testing centres in India.

With the brand new replace, Google Maps customers in Mumbai can get particulars of containment zones of their metropolis. The characteristic is accessible on each Android and iOS units and is part of the most recent Google Maps launch.

“As individuals and companies emerge from the lockdown, entry to clear details about COVID-19 containment zones as beneficial by the authorities in Mumbai will allow customers to make higher selections as they transfer across the metropolis,” a Google spokesperson mentioned in a ready assertion.

It’s essential to choose the COVID-19 Information layer button on the Google Maps app and zoom out just a little to view all of the containment zones within the metropolis. Devices 360 was in a position to see the containment zones on the Google Maps model 10.51.1 for Android and model 5.54 for iOS.

Though the brand new replace is proscribed to Mumbai, customers in different cities throughout India may also leverage the newly launched COVID-19 Information layer on Google Maps to entry state-level COVID-19 statistics. The layer overlays the variety of new COVID-19 instances (on a seven-day common) indicated per 1,00,000 customers. The pattern within the variety of instances in that state will be seen when a person zooms out to view their total state.


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