Government Launches Aarogya Setu, A Coronavirus Tracker App Here’s How It Works

The Indian government is giving its all to fight against the menace that coronavirus has turned out to be. For the same reason, it has now released a dedicated coronavirus tracking app. The app is called Aarogya Setu.

The app uses a person’s phone location data and bluetooth connectivity to check if they have been near a COVID-19 infected person.

The location data of the person is used by the app to inform them about the proximity of being infected by coronavirus in the location they are right now. Moreover, the bluetooth connectivity is used to tell you if you have been within 6-feet proximity from the infected person.

Source – MensXP

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If the app finds you in the risk area, it not only will alert you about the same but will also advise you to get a check-up. The app will advise you to call the toll-free number 1075 to schedule an appointment at a nearby testing centre.

The app also shares information about your health with the government of India. And will notify the government if it finds out that you have come in contact with a coronavirus infected person. The app’s privacy policy, however, states that none of your data will be shared with the third parties and will be safe with the government of India.

On Play store

The app also has a chatbot with whom you can talk to and get information about coronavirus. The app, for now, is available to download from Google Play Store. Here’s what the description says:

Aarogya Setu is a mobile application developed by the Government of India to connect essential health services with the people of India in our combined fight against Covid-19. The App is aimed at augmenting the initiatives of the Government of India, particularly the Department of Health, in proactively reaching out to and informing the users of the app regarding risks, best practices and relevant advisories pertaining to the containment of Covid-19.

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Earlier, the govereenmtn has also launched Corona Kavach App that is also a location-based app to help people get the right information about the virus. 

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