With the current COVID-19 pandemic, getting from one place to another often means navigating around people. This will be especially true if public transport is what you use. With this in mind, Google Maps is getting some new features with that in mind.
The pandemic may necessitate a change in schedule or frequency, just like ours before the RMCO. There may also be other requirements that you’ll need to adhere to, such as wearing a mask. When you’re navigating somewhere and your route is affected by this, you’ll get an alert on the Google Maps app informing you of this.
Similarly, Google Maps will also be notifying drivers if their driving route will lead them to a COVID-19 checkpoint. This is especially the case when driving across national borders.
And finally, Google has also announced that the Maps app will remind you to verify eligibility and facility guidelines when you navigate to medical facilities. This is to help you avoid getting turned away when you arrive, or to prevent additional strain on the facilities. As before, it looks like Malaysia is not in the initial list of countries that will be getting the new feature.
This feature is currently available in a number of countries. But for now, it looks like Malaysia is not yet in the list. The internet search giant says more countries will be added soon, once the company gets the information from local transit agencies