New York — A Google virus testing website touted by US 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 on 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 centres in Walmart and Target parking lots. Alphabet’s Google has about 1,700 engineers working on the project, the president said...

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