Arogya Setu: New coronavirus tracker app launched by Government of India
Today, the Indian government has officially launched a coronavirus virus tracker app called Arogya Setu. The app will help people know if they are possessed by someone infected with COVID-19. The app is available to both Android and iOS users, and has been developed by the National Informatics Center.
Aarogya Setu app users’ data as well as Bluetooth to check if the user has ever been to a person infected with COVID-19. The app uses government databases to locate the location of infected individuals and, based on that, by matching the infected person’s location with the user’s location, it tells the user if they are at risk. The location is determined using GPS, and via Bluetooth, determines whether the user is within 6-feet of proximity to the infected person.
If a user is reported to be under high risk, the user should be aware that he or she is possessed by an infected person and should seek medical attention immediately. In the event of a high-risk scenario, the application will automatically suggest that the user should call the 1075 toll-free number and schedule an appointment at a nearby test center.
The Aarogya Setu app also provides tips on how to stay safe from coronovirus. Users can sign up using their phone number and fill in additional details; However, they are optional and for those who are concerned about privacy, it encrypts the data and does not share anything with any third party. However, if a user comes in contact with an infected person or an existing infection, the app shares the data of these two types of users with the government.
Arogya Setu has many more features
The app offers several options in terms of language, 11 to be precise, including English, Hindi. There is a live feed that shows all the latest tweets from the Ministry of Health. There is also a list of COVID-19 helpline numbers for all states. Using the app, anyone can take a self-assessment test. It looks like in the end, it will be easy for many people to know if they have been around someone infected with COVID-19. So, install it now and register yourself. Also, share it with others and let them know. Online Grocery Offers