Google delays launch of national coronavirus website
Google is postponing the national rollout of a website with information about the coronavirus until later this week, an official told The Hill on Tuesday.
The launch of the website — and what exactly the website would do — has been mired in confusion since late last week.
President Trump in a speech Friday claimed that Google was developing a screening website that would “be very quickly done.”
Shortly after those remarks, Verily, another company under the umbrella of Google’s parent company Alphabet, said that it was “developing a tool to help triage individuals for Covid-19 testing” that was “in the early stages of development” for the Bay Area.
Google on Sunday announced it was in fact working on a nationwide site “dedicated to COVID-19 education, prevention, and local resources.”
That national website launch had originally been scheduled for Monday.
Now the tech giant is delaying the launch to fill out features of the website.