Apple has added the COVID-19 public service announcement of the British Government to the UK App Store
According to the news report, it is Apple’s way of keeping the people alert about the COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. Tapping the app open, you will see this message from the UK chief medical officer, Professor Chris Whitty.
“To help save lives, stay at home. Anyone can spread coronavirus. You should now only go out when absolutely necessary, for food, medicine, work, or exercise. Always try to stay two meters apart. Do not meet others outside your household – even friends and family.”
As of March 21, Apple in the US began showing the White House PSA at the top of the App Store with guidelines to the “dos and don’ts” of social distancing. Users in other countries are also likely to see similar advice from their national governments. I hope this happens in Nigeria.
This is the latest of several other measures that Apple is taking in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Apple said earlier this month that it is critically evaluating coronavirus-related apps submitted to the App Store to ensure data sources are reputable and that developers presenting these apps are from recognized entities such as government organizations, health-focused NGOs, companies deeply credentialed in health issues, and medical or educational institutions.