Government Launches Aarogya Setu COVID-19 Tracking App on Android, iOS

Government of India has launched a dedicated coronavirus tracking app called Aarogya Setu.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=nic.goi.aarogyasetu

In India, cases of coronavirus crossed 2000. Therefore, the government has come up with a new strategy called mobile surveillance.

How to use Aarogya Setu App?

> First Install the app

> Switch on Bluetooth and Location

> Set the location sharing to 'Always'.

> After installing the app, it will ask for the desired language making it more accessible.

> It is required to register your mobile number and provide necessary details like name, age, profession, international travel.

> After submitting the details, it will cross-checks the detail present in the government database and uses the proximity of Bluetooth and suggests whether you are safe or not.

> In case you are not safe then the app will suggest you to isolate and take precautions.

> The app will also check the user’s location of around six feet that is whether he or she was in the proximity of an infected patient by using the device Bluetooth.

> Invite your friends and family to install the app.

The app will show that you are at a 'high risk' or not. In case you are at a high-risk area then the app advises you to go for a test and call the toll-free number 1075 to schedule an appointment at the nearby testing centre.

The app will help the Government to take necessary steps for assessing the risk of spread of COVID-19 infection and ensuring isolation where required.

Note: Data provided by the user is said to be encrypted and it is also sent to the government's server anonymously.



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