COVID-19 took the world by storm and its effects are also seen in India. India has currently recorded more than 20,000 positive COVID-19 cases and more than 700 deaths. In order to put a stop to the spread of COVID-19, Indian government has introduced GPS tracking app named Arogya Setu. This app is to help everyone in India during this pandemic. Some of you might question the uses of app and its importance. We’ve listed below some of the points related to Arogya Setu for you to understand about the app easily.
1. What is Arogya Setu App
Arogya Setu which means Health Bridge is a mobile application developed by National Informatics Centre to track COVID-19. This is one of the initiatives undertaken by the Government of India in order to help Indian citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic.
2. How is Arogya Setu App Useful
As mentioned, Arogya Setu is a tracking app that uses GPS in your phone to track your location and uses Bluetooth to determine the risk if you have visited any COVID-19 hotspots or interacted with any of the COVID-19 patients. The app uses the current database of all the positive cases and their locations all over India.
3. How to download Arogya Sethu App
You can download the app from play store in your app. Arogya Sethu app is available for both android and iOS platforms. People using android phones can download it from Google Play store and people using iPhone can download it from Apple Play store.
4. How to use Arogya Setu App
Next: Answer to the queries properly ( Refer image below)
After downloading the app, you need to open the app and click on Register. Answer some of the questions by the AI and in the end follow what app asks you to do. That is to switch on Bluetooth and location and change location sharing option to always. Voila, you get all the current details related to COVID-19.
5. How Helpfull is Arogya Setu App to Eradicate Covid-19
As we are facing one of the toughest times without going out of the house due to lockdown, Arogya Sethu app tells you how safe you are and if you’ve gone anywhere near COVID-19 patients unknowingly. Also it gives you some updates related to the current situation of COVID-19 disease. The app is currently available in 11 different languages which include English, Hindi, Tamil, Punjabi, Telugu, Kannada, Bengali, Oriya, Gujarathi, Marathi and Malyalam. The app will also be introduced in other languages soon.