Google Maps has begun to display the delimited containment areas in Mumbai. The latest change comes from the “COVID-19 Information” layer that Google has launched for several weeks around the world to color-code areas infected with COVID-19 cases. The search giant said in a statement that it is working closely with the Buriham Mumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to obtain information about the city’s containment area. Earlier this year, Google Maps received an update to enable you to search for COVID-19 testing centers in India.
With the new update, Google Maps users in Mumbai can get detailed information about the containment area in their city. This feature is available on both Android and iOS devices and is part of the latest version of Google Maps.
A Google spokesperson said in a prepared statement: “As people and businesses emerge from the lockdown, as suggested by the Mumbai authorities, obtaining clear information about COVID-19 containment areas will enable users to move around the city. Make better decisions.”.
You need to select the COVID-19 Info layer button on the Google Maps app, and then zoom out slightly to see all the containment areas in the city. Gadget 360 can see the included area on Google Maps version 10.51.1 for Android and 5.54 version for iOS.
Although the new update is limited to Mumbai, users in other cities in India can also use the newly launched COVID-19 information layer on Google Maps to access state-level COVID-19 statistics. This layer covers the number of new COVID-19 cases indicated by every 1,00,000 users (7 days on average). When users zoom out to view their entire status, they can see the trend of the number of cases in that status.
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