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How to use Amazon Alexa to detect COVID-19 symptoms


  • Amazon Alexa update aim is to make people stay well, informed, connected, and entertained
  • All New Alexa update supports both English and Hindi language
  • New Alexa will motivate people especially children with new cool fun activities

First question pops up, how to use Amazon Alexa to check symptoms in India? Answer is with a new update on your old voice assistance Amazon Alexa. If you owned Alexa, this is undoubtedly your time as during lockdown, Amazon has come up with all new features, updates relevant to current COVID-19 pandemic.

How to use Amazon Alexa to check symptoms

After this new added feature, you can easily find out with this smart voice assistance if you have the symptoms of COVID-19. It could be the first move towards diagnosing COVID-19. This is to be done by asking with some predefined queries or questions such as “Alexa, what do I do if I think I have coronavirus?” or “Alexa how do I know if I have coronavirus?”. Great part is that it responds to Hindi questions as well. As you can ask “Alexa, Kya mujhe coronavirus hai?”

Alexa will prompt a list of question to you like your symptoms, travel history and possible exposure to virus. It will advise under ICMR) guidance about the risk level

How to use Amazon Alexa to check symptoms

What all questions to ask Alexa about COVID-19

Apart from symptom advice, Amazon Alexa can be asked to sing a song for 20 seconds to encourage safety and help you for 20 seconds timer as advisable by health experts.

All you have to say “Alexa, sing a song for 20 seconds” or “Alexa, sing the 20-second song”. Alexa singing will definitely boost children about safety.

This is not all. There are many things Amazon Alexa can do related to COVID-19. Now, for all latest updates or stats no need to look at TV, phones, etc. Alexa may help you. You can ask number of cases, updates about lockdown, current situation and much more. You need to mention predefined questions, Alexa, what is the coronavirus status in India?”, “Alexa, what essential services are available during the lockdown”.

Amazon confirmed that we are working hard to provide correct and timely information based on ICMR and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) in India.

Amazon claim regarding new update

World largest online retail company said , “We want to do everything we can to support you during these unprecedented times and our teams are working to make Alexa and Amazon Devices (Kindle, Fire tablets, Echo, Fire TV, and more) even more helpful during the COVID-19 pandemic”. The World’s Largest Internet Company also added, the feature is available in Australia, Brazil, India, Canada, France, the UK, and the US.

“Using Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) guidance, our Alexa team built an India-specific experience that lets you use Alexa to check your symptoms for COVID-19 at home”, the E-Commerce company Amazon said.

Tech companies and Indian government introduced many Apps and features to contain COVID-19 outbreak

IIT Roorkee Design a Mobile App aim is to locate COVID-19 suspects through geofencing technology.

The Reliance Jio covid-19 symptoms checker tool, which everyone can use, asks a bunch of questions that will help determine whether you at risk

Aarogya Setu App is the initiative by PM Narender Modi to check if you have been in contact with a COVID-19 affected patient. This App will protect you from the risk of catching a novel virus and the Indian government will use phone location and Bluetooth technology to trace suspected COVID-19 patients.

To involve the common people like us in the fight against the Virus Modi government would want you to share your solutions with COVID 19 Solution Challenge. An initiative by MyGov is currently inviting applicants for this “COVID-19 solution challenge “campaign to participate and win up to Rs 1.75 Lakh.

To Read :

IIT Roorkee Design a Mobile App – How App Supports the Government to Search COVID-19 Suspects?

Government launches Aarogya Setu- a Comprehensive COVID-19 App

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