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PM Asked People To Download Aarogya Setu App: Here Is Everything You Need To Know About It

The application, designed to control the spread of coronavirus, helps in finding out corona positive people present in the nearby areas.

PM Asked People To Download Aarogya Setu App: Here Is Everything You Need To Know About It
A doctor attends a patient who has come for a check-up at Flu Corner in Charak Palika Hospital during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, at Moti Bagh, in New Delhi | PTI Photo
PM Asked People To Download Aarogya Setu App: Here Is Everything You Need To Know About It
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2020-04-14T16:00:34+05:30

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his address to the nation on Tuesday, urged the people to download the 'Aarogya Setu App'.

The application, designed to control the spread of coronavirus, helps in finding out corona positive people present in the nearby areas. It also make data and information regarding Covid19 accessible to anyone who downloads the app. 

As you download the app, it will ask you details about your health; whether you have cough, fever or breathing problems. If you do not have any such problem, you will be marked in the Green Zone.

This app, which asks the user to keep the phone's Bluetooth and GPS on,  sends you messages from nearby user's mobile phone whenver you visit a crowded area. When you stand near someone who does not show any symptoms of the virus, it will show that you are in the green zone. But if that person becomes corona positive after 10 days, this app will alert you immediately and ask you to undertake a coronavirus test.

This app also infoms you about nearby coronavirus hotspots, so that you can change your route accordingly.

The app has been launched by the Ministry of Human Resource Development and is associated with Digital India for the health and well-being of every Indian.

"This state-of-the-art app will make calculations on the basis of interactions with others, Bluetooth technology, algorithm and artificial intelligence," a senior ministry official said. 

Since its launch, the Aarogya Setu app has been downloaded by more than one crore people on both Android and iPhone smartphones.

Available in 11 languages, the app is designed for use on an all-India basis. 

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