PM Modi has announced the app targeted to locate people who have been contracted with the virus.
The app has been developed by the National Informatics Centre, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. The App uses Bluetooth connectivity and location to contract tracing of the individual. Bluetooth helps the people to remain far from the containment area while location helps the Government to get access to the people who have been contracted by the virus.
It also has a chatbot built in it which takes down your symptoms to check which risk zone you are in. Individuals with high risk will be connected through the toll free 1075 line and will be taken to the nearest testing centre.
The Prime Minister has urged various social media platform to promote the app saying that we have to take the right precautions and fight this pandemic. Aarogya Setu is an important step in that direction. By leveraging technology, it provides crucial information that will help users take necessary precautions. As the number of users increase, so will its effectiveness.
The app saw over 10 million downloads and is mulled to be used as an e-way passage amidst lockdown in the nation.