Between 22 and 26 April, the share of web search queries about the coronavirus in the total number of searches in Yandex search engine increased by 10.4%.
User activity concerning the topic of the coronavirus pandemic at Yandex.Q, a community question-and-answer service, demonstrated diverging trends. For example, the daily number of views of coronavirus-related content rose by 11%, while the number of postings (questions, answers, and comments) fell by 35%.
The most commonly asked questions at Yandex.Q were about the symptoms of COVID-19, diagnosis in asymptomatic cases, possible connection between the epidemic and resignations of Russian governors, and quarantines.
Between 22 and 26 April, the share of news about the coronavirus in Runet (the Russian-language segment of the Internet) increased by 3%, while the share of news about the current situation in Russia decreased by 5%.
Compared to 22 April, the daily number of views of the Coronavirus: Official Information page at the official website of the Government of Moscow on 26 April was 33.4% lower.
The total number of views of the Yandex.Maps based map for tracking the spread of the coronavirus increased by 8% between 22 and 26 April, while the number of views of the «coronavirus dashboard», a platform with information about the coronavirus, declined by 14.4%.