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'Stay home, save lives’: Google has a doodle to spread Covid-19 awareness, prevention tips

The doodle aims to spread awareness about the novel coronavirus.

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Last Updated: Apr 23, 2020, 10.03 AM IST
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The page also has a live map showing the real-time number of coronavirus cases in the world.
The page also has a live map showing the real-time number of coronavirus cases in the world.
The Covid-19 pandemic has drastically affected the world, causing over 50,000 deaths. With the number of coronavirus cases skyrocketing, search engine Google came up with a quirky doodle on Thurday to spread awareness about the pandemic. The colourful new doodle shares the message ‘stay home, save lives’.

The doodle shows animated letters of the word ‘Google’ engaged in different activities that one can take up within the confines of their homes.

While one immersed itself in reading, another played a guitar, and some talked to each other over a phone call.

On clicking the doodle, the user is redirected to a page that lists ways to help stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.

The webpage lists "Stay home", "Keep a safe distance", "Wash hands often", "Cover your cough", and "Sick? Call the helpline" as the steps to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

It also lists a number of dos and don’ts to protect oneself from the virus. It also suggests users to not ‘Touch your eyes, nose, or mouth if your hands are not clean.’

The page also has a live map showing the real-time number of coronavirus cases in the world.

Earlier, the search engine giant had released the same doodle on April 3.

(With inputs from PTI)

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