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Aarogya Setu: the COVID-19 tracking app mandatory in India


The application Aarogya setu, was created in India and aims to detect new cases coronavirus. The country's government has now imposed this application to all private sector employees. Earlier, the Indian government had made the application mandatory for all government employees, even those working in public sector organizations.

And now, the Interior Ministry has also asked residents of areas most affected by the coronaire to download and install in Appliances their Aarogya Setu. This means that all residents of areas designated as red or orange zones are required to download the application.

The instructions given by the government provide for its extension quarantine by two weeks from 4 May.

Penalties for those who do not download Aarogya Setu

The Indian government has asked both public and private sector leaders to ensure that their employees download the application. In fact, as the decision states, "any negligence on the part of a director, manager, secretary or any other employee, if proven, will lead to punishment."

The Aarogya Setu application uses technology-based contact detection Bluetooth and data GPS to find out if a user has been in contact with a COVID-19 patient. The application also provides important information and ways to prevent coronavirus infection.

Aarogya Setu will become a must for all Indians

A government decision stipulates that all mobile phones from now on will have Aarogya Setu pre-installed, which shows that India plans to impose the application on all its citizens.

In addition to Aarogya addressed to smartphone, the Ministry of Informatics also plans to launch a similar application for 2G phones, which do not necessarily have Bluetooth technology. The Indian government is already in talks with smartphone makers in the country to pre-select the application. However, concerns have been raised about the confidentiality and security of the application.


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