While addressing the country today (April 14, 2020), Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged all Indian citizens to download Aarogya Setu app on their mobile devices to help stop the spread of Coronavirus. In addition, he also announced that the existing lockdown will be extended across India till May 3.
According to him, Aarogya Setu app could be a major help to fight against the spread of COVID-19 or Novel Coronavirus in India. Well, it’s not the first time when PM Modi urged to use this app. He encouraged India to download this app on social media last week by sharing links for both iOS and Android.
The government launched the app earlier this month to trace the COVID-19 patients through their smartphones. Within just 3 days, it crossed over 5 million downloads.
Here’s how Aarogya Setu app works…
As discussed earlier, this app helps trace Corona Positive patients in your area and make this information available to common people.
First of all, you need to install and open this app. It will ask if you have one of these symptoms – cough, fever or problem in breathing. It will also ask other basic questions like whether you have travel history to a foreign country and others. If you don’t have any issue, it will mark you in Green Zone.
You also need to keep your device’s location and Bluetooth on. Whenever you enter any high risk zone, it will keep sending messages through Bluetooth from nearest mobile devices.
It shows green zone when you stand around someone who is normal. But this app will alert you quickly if that person is found positive within 10 days. In that case, you can get yourself checked at the hospital. It also notifies you of the hotspots and urges you to change the route.
The Ministry of Human Resource Development has launched this app which is dedicated to the well-being and health of every citizen.
According to a senior official from the ministry, this special app will work by considering your interactions with others through its own algorithm, AI and Bluetooth. Since the date of launch, this app has crossed over 1 Cr. downloads on both iOS and Android devices.
This app is available in 11 different Indian languages along with English and Hindi. It has got very simple interface so anyone can use it.
Stay Home. Stay Safe. Download Aarogya Setu App for Android