Please note: This is not a medical test. This will not tell you if you actually have COVID-19 or not.
This bot is to self check if you need to go for a COVID-19 test or not.
Well, this is simple. The bot asks user certain sets of questions which are related to the symptoms observed in COVID-19 patients worldwide. For e.g this Business Insider article explains this very well.
You are right. But you know what? People are lazy. Many don't want to go and read an article.
No, not at all. There are already lots of patients in the
hospitals. Most of the countries can't afford to have thousands
of people visiting their hospitals simultaneously.
Moreover, as the symptoms of COVID-19 is similar to normal flu, lots of people who are not infected with COVID-19 are getting panicked and rushing to hospitals for the test. Not all countries have the enough test kits.
Hence this small test might help people to relax who don't have COVID-19 and will alert those who has most likely symptoms.