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Google Coronavirus Website Touted by Trump Is at Early Stage

  • Verily, a unit of Google parent Alphabet, is building the site
  • Virus triage tool to be available in Bay Area by Monday
A pedestrian walks past signage at Google Inc. headquarters in Mountain View, California.
Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg
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A Google virus testing website touted by U.S. President Donald Trump is at an early stage and will first come online in the San Francisco Bay Area on Monday.

Trump said at a news conference Friday that the site will help people figure out if they need to be tested for the coronavirus and then direct them to the closest location, which will include drive-through testing centers in Walmart and Target parking lots. Alphabet Inc.’s Google has roughly 1,700 engineers working on the project, the president added.