Now citizens can use Google Maps on their phone to find COVID-19 testing or vaccine centres around them. This facility comes at a time when the Central government will start the next phase of the vaccination drive from May 1.

The Google Maps app will also help you with information such as phone numbers and operational timings of those centres. To check whether testing centres or vaccine centres are open or not, you have to open Google Maps and simply search for 'COVID test near me'.

With this search, they can also use keywords such as 'COVID-19 test' or 'COVID testing' to get results. Remember, these features are only available in the updated version of Google Maps.

Moreover, the iOS and Android users can view the information directly on the map (represented by landmark icons) or via a listicle. They can also find information on referral, private or government, contact, and operational timing.  They can also check with the centre directly via a phone call.

In a similar manner, Google Maps have recently added the feature to allow users to find COVID-19 vaccine centre around them. People just need to search with similar keywords like 'COVID-19 vaccination' or 'COVID vaccination near me'.

They also need to check the availability of slot with the hospital directly. To book a slot, the central government has developed a dedicated CoWIN website and an integrated platform with the Aarogya Setu app.

Step-wise guide for COVID-19 test

Open your Google Map app

Type 'COVID test near me' or 'COVID 19 test' or 'COVID testing'

Both iOS and Android users can view the information

Step-wise guide for vaccination

Open your Google May app

Type 'COVID vaccination near me' or 'COVID 19 vaccination'

Both iOS and Android users can view the information

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