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Govt. Launches Official Coronavirus Tracking App Named Aarogya Setu, Which Enables You To Assess The Risk Of Getting Infected

Lawstreet Journal 4 Apr 2020 7:34pm

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The central government has launched an official app which will use the smartphone’s location data and Bluetooth to check if you have been near, or in contact with, a Covid-19 patient. The app, Aarogya Setu also uses a database to keep a tab on the registered cases across the country.

The app helps in assessing the risk of meeting a person with coronavirus infection. It does its job by using the cutting edge Bluetooth technology, algorithms and artificial intelligence.

Once the app is installed in phones, the app automatically detects other devices with the same app installed when it comes into the proximity of that phone. 

Important things you should know about the app:

1. It’s currently available for Android and Apple smartphones and is free to download.

2. Can download it from the Play Store and the App Store and you need to register with your phone number.

3. The app has an option to enter your health stats and other credentials as well.

4. The app has been developed by the National Informatics Centre that comes under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (Meity).

5. Aarogya Setu uses the government database of known Covid-19 cases in the country.

6. Aarogya Setu uses your phone’s location to determine where you are and Bluetooth connectivity to check if you have been within six-feet of a Covid-19 affected person.

7. Based on these two, the app tells you if you are at ‘high risk’ or not.

8. For the app to work you need to give it location access and keep… Continue Reading...


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Vidya Sagar   12 Apr 2020 8:53am
This app is very helpful for everyone. Download for more information.
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