Google has cancelled the Google I/O developers conference, which was scheduled to be held in California from May 12, 2020 to May 14, 2020, amid the global coronavirus pandemic.

Earlier, the company had also move multiple in-person events online.

Meanwhile, in an effort to address the growing concerns around Covid 19, the tech giant has launched its dedicated search portal with Covid-19 related information including safety tips, important information and relevant contacts in India.

As part of this initiative, Google displays a snippet of the page with consolidated information at the top of the search results when users search for ‘coronavirus’ or ‘Covid-19’ on both, desktop as well as mobile devices.

Going forward, Google is planning to soon add more information over time to its portal. It will soon include a carousel of Twitter accounts from local civic organisations and health authorities. It will also be adding detailed modules with statistics and a map that can help the status of Covid-19 prevalence in countries around the world.

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