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Google releases COVID-19 Community Mobility Report for the Philippines




Google shares its COVID-19 Comunity Mobility Report to help public health officials check if people are following social distancing guidelines during the quarantine period.

The tech company gathers the data through anonymized location data technology from users who have turned on their Location History setting on their Google accounts. As of writing, the report was updated on April 2, 2020, with data from approximately 2-3 days prior and compared to baseline data from January 3 to February 6, 2020, to see the changes in mobility trends.

According to the data presented below, it has recorded a total -81 percent decrease in foot traffic on recreation centers and retail stores since the lockdown. This includes restaurants and cafes, malls, theme parks, museums, libraries, and cinemas. Establishments under the parks as well as groceries and pharmacies category garnered -59% respectively. Transit stations for public transportations got -82% while workplaces in business districts declined by -54 percent. Residential areas, however, gained 26% as more people stayed at home.

In the next few weeks, Google will continue to cover mobility trends on over 131 countries representing recent activities from two to three days per week.



Jewel is a Multimedia Producer for YugaTech. She's a writer by day and a cinephile by night.

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