Delhi: It is never too late. Finally a sigh of relief for more than a billion Indians reeling under Covid -19 scare and facing sleepless nights amid lockdown.
The government of India has come up with Aarogya Setu- an important application that can help you trace and identify Covid-19 patients.
Aarogya Setu is a GPS and Bluetooth based smartphone application for citizens.
On April 2, the National Informatic center working under the Ministry of Electronics and Information technology developed the application, which can alert users whenever they come in contact within six feet of a Covid-19 infected person.
How does Aarogya Setu work?
The application will be tracking your surroundings as long as you are sharing your GPS location. It is based on GPS and Bluetooth. So, to make it work effectively one has to share his GPS location to get accurate information.
The best thing about the application is that it has direct access to the government database of known Covid-19 infected persons. Therefore with the help of GPS, it directly notifies you, if you anyhow come in close proximity of an infected person.
The app is also providing you a chatbot option, a comprehensive guide, which gives you full information about this pandemic like symptoms, and you can get answers regarding any query related to Covid-19.
The application is available in 11 languages apparently to make it accessible to almost all people.
How to use the App
This app has been designed very user-friendly with a very simple user interface. Once you download the app, you have to choose the language which is convenient for you and have to undergo a small registration process.
Are there any chances of privacy violations?
The main purpose of this application is to stop spreading this pandemic by keeping people aware if they are in proximity to a Covid-19 patient.
This application can be of great help to stop spreading this pandemic which has claimed thousands of lives and has affected the world economy. So we request all the citizens of India who have a smartphone to download this application and help the government to curb this disease.