With the coronavirus crisis, many businesses and public places were forced to lower the curtain: bars, cafes, restaurant, hairdressers, schools, etc. To reflect this new reality, Google Maps now displays a new qualifier for these different places, namely “temporarily closed”. Which avoids traveling for nothing.
To be able to identify these places, Google relies on several sources. It queries public databases. It also calls businesses automatically, using its Duplex artificial intelligence technology. Finally, the owners can indicate the temporary closure themselves. All you have to do is go to Google My Business and declare yourself as the manager of the place.
In Paris, a number of establishments are already marked as temporarily closed, but we are still far from it.
Source: 9to5 Google