Digital assistant Amazon Alexa can now assist customers in India with COVID-19-related info, together with particulars of nearest testing centres and vaccination factors in addition to reply queries about inoculation.

In 2020, Alexa was in a position to share details about COVID-19 associated signs and instances in India, an announcement stated.

Amazon Alexa is now up to date with the most recent COVID-19 associated options for customers in India.

“Now, Alexa will be able to provide information about testing and vaccination centres, as well as information on vaccination availability, COVID-19 helpline numbers, details to contribute towards COVID-19 relief, and much more. The information is sourced from CoWIN portal, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare website as well as MapmyIndia,” the assertion stated.

Amazon has teamed up with MapmyIndia to assist customers discover the closest COVID-19 testing centre together with the journey distance.

Users can ask questions equivalent to “Alexa, where can I get a COVID-19 test?”

Alexa can even assist customers establish the closest COVID-19 vaccination centres the place vaccines can be found. Alexa acknowledges the consumer’s location from their gadget registration and offers a listing of all of the close by vaccination centres.

Using the Vaccine Info Alexa talent, customers can assist family and friends — who’re in different PIN codes — to e-book appointments. In case of unavailability of the vaccine, Alexa can even set a reminder to test with the talent if the vaccine is on the market the following day. Skills are like apps for Alexa.

In a separate assertion, location expertise and digital maps firm MapmyIndia stated its location APIs will allow real-time knowledge availability on Amazon Alexa.

Application program interface or API is a set of capabilities and procedures for constructing software program.

“MapmyIndia strikes a step forward in its endeavour to ship leading edge, location-based cloud providers.

“By making our Location APIs and hyperlocal content available on Amazon Alexa, we are not just offering our services but also assisting the Indian public, by providing hyperlocal search on Alexa, whether they are at home or on the go,” Rohan Verma, CEO and Executive Director of MapmyIndia, stated.


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