Govt launches Coronavirus tracker app called Aarogya Setu
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Indian government already has its MyGov app to spread awareness about the coronavirus outbreak. However, it has now launched a dedicated coronavirus tracking app called Aarogya Setu, which will use the smartphone’s location data and Bluetooth to check if you have been near a COVID-19 infected person or not. Spotted by The Next Web first, the app determines if you are at risk by looking through a database of known cases across India.

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 center.

In addition, the Aarogya Setu app also suggests tips on how to prevent yourself from getting coronavirus. The app even shares your data with the government in case you are tested positive for COVID-19 or have been in contact with the person. However, the app’s privacy policy does add that the data is not shared by third-party users.

The app includes a chatbot that answers your basic queries on coronavirus and determines if you have symptoms or not. It also gives helpline numbers for each state in India. The app, for now, is available to download from Google Play Store.

App Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=nic.goi.aarogyasetu

Source: https://www.hindustantimes.com/tech/indian-government-launches-coronavirus-tracker-app-called-aarogya-setu-here-s-what-it-does/story-w86wZBSONRqHzqsSTZWeuM.html
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Dr. V●●●●●●j D●●●i
Dr. V●●●●●●j D●●●i Legal Medicine
At present, we (ie I & everyone around), are defending against these unseen deadly viruses. We are not the attackers; the unseen viruses are; we are the defenders; so, the use of the expressions ' defeat &/or win' in relation to this deadly monstrous virus ... is it useful to inspire us, more so when all of us are just over cautious about the monstrous virus? The app [which will provide information (from databases) about persons already known to have been attacked by the virus] if appears useful, it may be seen as something better than nothing, but is it that the patients are left to roam around in public when they are still infectious? I can' t believe it. Please review the news or give explanation.... Read more
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Dr. V●●●●●●j D●●●i
Dr. V●●●●●●j D●●●i Legal Medicine
I believe that the world-data now ie on fifth April, is adequate enough to study quickly ie even within a day, the COVID19 situation in tropical climates/countries vis a vis the temperate climates/countries. There may be a big difference in the impact COVID19 has created in these different climates, and if substantial difference is present, it means that the LOCKDOWN response in our country to the COVID situation need not be EXACTLY the same as in temperate countries, more so in farming/village areas. This issue is worth debating, I believe. So, please do it; the extension of lockdown period should be only when it is really necessary, otherwise the possible economic crisis in the country may affect the people adversely.... Read more
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Dr. Om p●●●●●h V●●●a
Dr. Om p●●●●●h V●●●a Anaesthesiology
Very. Correct. Procedure. Future
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