Google announces national coronavirus website after denying Trump claims

(CNN) - Though Google intially said it would not be publishing a national coronavirus website after claims made by President Donald Trump, the company has now announced a partnership with the government to launch just such a website.

Google said it is partnering with the U.S. government in “developing a nationwide website that includes information about COVID-19 symptoms, risk and testing information.” (Source: CNN)

In a series of tweets late Saturday night, Google said it is partnering with the United States government in “developing a nationwide website that includes information about COVID-19 symptoms, risk and testing information.”

The search engine has already implemented a “home page promotion” that directs users to coronavirus tips and ways to prevent the spread of the disease.

Google also confirmed its sister company, Verily, is working to launch a website that will enable people in California’s Bay Area to do a risk assessment and schedule testing for the virus.

During a Friday press conference, Trump thanked Google for its help to develop a website “very quickly” to facilitate testing. He also said 1,700 engineers are working on the project.

However, Google said, at the time, it was not working on such a site.

Despite Google’s initial response, Vice President Mike Pence said he would provide an update on the website’s launch by Sunday night.

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