The Coronavirus Google Doodle Tells You To Stay Home, Stay Safe

Google Doodle highlights precautions against coronavirus

‘Stay Home, Save Lives: Help Stop Coronavirus,’ Google tries to guide people on coronavirus prevention through its doodle updated on Friday. The doodle is a pictorial representation with five homes containing letters. The letters are shown practising one or the other indoor leisure activity including reading books and playing the guitar. By clicking o the doodle, we are directed on a page displaying all the coronavirus information from India and around the world.

Key Takeaways:

  • Google updates its doodle on Friday, with the doodle accommodating all the letters of Google in five different homes. 
  • The letters are also shown practising one or the other indoor leisure activity, and the tagline reads: Stay Home, Stay Safe: Help Stop Coronavirus.
  • Google had also cancelled the April Fools’ Day programme this week, so as to show concern towards people batting the virus

Google’s Share In Spreading Awareness

Google is collaborating with the health ministries of countries to update people on coronavirus information. Right since coronavirus has hit Wuhan in China, medical experts have advised washing hands frequently as a precaution against the virus. On March 19, Google dedicated its doodle to the handwashing pioneer Dr Ignaz Semmelweis. He was a German- Hungarian physician and scientist known as the ‘saviour of mothers’. He was the first to propose the concept of handwashing.

Google also cancelled its most popular tradition of April Fools’ Day this year and said that it empathizes with the people battling the virus. Google spends around 40 per cent of its annual budget on April fools’ pranks and content. Its notification read- Google will “take the year off from that tradition out of respect for all those fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.” We love you, Google!

Read More: April Fools’ Day 2020: Google Cancels Plans Amid Coronavirus Gloom

The Dashboard For All Your Queries

Google has designed a page that you are redirected to once you click on the updated doodle. The page is designed in a way that it encompasses all the information pertaining to the pandemic that has killed more than 59,000 people globally. The page also has links with WHO information. Highlighting how coronavirus can be prevented effectively, the page shows:

Help stop coronavirus
1: STAY home
2: KEEP a safe distance
3: WASH hands often
4: COVER your cough
5: SICK? Call the helpline
The number of coronavirus cases in India crossed 3000 this morning. More than 80 people have died, with Maharashtra being the worst affected state. Since the number of cases is gradually rising in the country, the government has designated 10 places as the hotspots for virus spread. The “hotspots” are Dilshad Garden and Nizamuddin in Delhi, Noida and Meerut in UP, Kasaragod, and Pathanamthitta in Kerala, Mumbai and Pune in Maharashtra, Bhilwara in Rajasthan and Ahmedabad in Gujarat.