The coronavirus, officially called COVID-19, has grabbed all the headlines of newspapers and news in the past few weeks. It is a global disease that has forced you to take extreme precautions, and Apple has not been oblivious to the problems it is generating. The company has closed several stores in China and Italy to try to avoid as far as possible the risk of contagion and has also eliminated trips by its employees to countries where the virus is widespread.
Other major companies like Google have had to cancel major events, and everything indicates that Apple will also be forced to make these decisions. Chances are that we don't have a keynote in March and until WWDC June 20 is in danger and the iPhone 9 may need to be delayed.
In this type of situation there is nothing worse than disinformation, and this can come through many routes. Social media is usually the worst place, but mobile apps can also cause problems. For this reason, and as reported by the CNBC, so much Apple and Google are canceling all applications about the coronavirus that is sent to their respective stores. of applications if they are not developed by reputable medical organizations.
The apps about the coronavirus under the magnifying glass of Apple
Apple and Google have begun taking "forceful action" against coronavirus-related applications. Several application developers have contacted the CNBC arguing that Apple is rejecting any mobile software related to the coronavirus that is not from recognized health organizations or the government. In addition, Google is also restricting searches related to coronavirus in the Play Store.
Apple is manually reviewing all of these applications and rejecting those related to the coronavirus. The message sent to developers explaining the veto to their application is as follows: "Applications with current medical information must be submitted by a recognized institution"