displays government COVID-19 advice in U.K. and France displays government COVID-19 advice in U.K. and France


Official videos from the NHS and Santé public can now be seen on Apple's website.
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Apple’s websites for the U.K. and France were on Thursday updated to display COVID-19 advice from the government.

Large featured sections on their homepages remind visitors of the official advice related to the coronavirus pandemic. In the U.K., this includes the same National Health Service (NHS) video that can be found in the App Store.

Apple on March 27 launched a new COVID-19 Screening Tool in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for customers in the United States. It helps users understand symptoms and access official advice.

Sadly, that tool isn’t offered to customers outside of the U.S. — but Apple is doing its bit to ensure that international visitors don’t miss out on important coronavirus information. displays official COVID-19 advice

Apple customers in the U.K. and France now see government COVID-19 advice when visiting They can click the featured sections to watch videos from Britain’s NHS and France’s Santé publique (public health).

In the U.K., the same video can be viewed in the App Store on an iOS device, and in the TV app on Apple TV, according to MacGeneration.

This move comes just a day after Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed the company had more than doubled its donation to COVID-19 recovery efforts in China. The iPhone-maker has also donated cash and 9 million masks in the U.S.

Apple has also pledged support for workers who are stuck at home, and put COVID-19 coverage front and center in Apple News and Apple Podcasts.

Almost 1 million confirmed cases

The latest figures from Johns Hopkins University reveal that the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide now stands at more than 951,000. There have been more than 48,000 deaths and 202,000 recoveries so far.


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