Indian Government recently launched Mobile App named as Aarogya Setu (for both iOs and android platforms) to send alerts to the user in case they are approach near to any Corona patient. The increasing number of coronavirus cases has become a crucial concern for people in India, and across the world.
Governments in all states are stepping up efforts to combat the crisis in every way they can. As the country is already locked in and emergency helplines have been enabled, central and state governments have also developed mobile apps to make people aware of the current scenario and to monitor the spread of the novel coronavirus.
There are other applications for coronavirus developed by the Union and state governments. A lot of these apps are available from the Google Play Store, and some others will be launched soon. Some applications also allow you to self-diagnose symptoms that require a small survey. Nevertheless, this also raised security concerns among citizens.
While the location data is used to determine where exactly the person is, the app uses Bluetooth connectivity to tell you if you have been within 6-feet proximity from the infected person. Based on this, the app shows if you are at a ‘high risk’ or not. In case you are in a high risk area, the app advises you to go for a test and call the toll-free number 1075 to schedule an appointment at a nearby testing centre.
The app, for now, is available to download from Google Play Store. Other than this app various states have also released their individual apps to help people fight against coronavirus.
News Source : Hindustan Times