Coronavirus, there is not a single soul who has not heard about it. This is why the Government of India has launched the app Aarogya Setu the coronavirus tracking app. This article will show you how to use the Arogya Setu App and how it works. Starting from China, this virus is speeding rapidly and has already taken over 204 countries. As of March 2020, there are 10, 16,534 confirmed cases. Out of which 2, 11,615 has recovered and there is a total of 53,069 deaths. Yes, these numbers look threatening. Governments all over the world are trying to counter the coronavirus outbreak but this virus continues to spread.
Because of this situation, the Government of India has launched the app Aarogya Setu for coronavirus tracking. This is an official corona virus-tracking app from the government of India. This app mainly focuses on informing people about the corona Virus. It also includes tutorials on the best practices and Advisories on containment of the corona Virus.
How Aarogya Setu is tracking the coronavirus and how it works
The Indian government is now boosting its efforts to contain the Corona Virus. Aarogya Setu is another step in the right direction. This app keeps track of the individuals that have been tested corona positive. Therefore, it will inform when you have come in contact with the person who is tested COVID-19 positive. Therefore, this makes it easier for everyone to keep track of the coronavirus. Moreover, it helps in avoiding the unknowingly contact with the Coronavirus. Besides, this app is full of tutorials on what to do in this situation and avoid Corona Virus. All the latest information about the COVID-19 is available on this app. It also decreases the fake news spread on Corona Virus.
This app uses the government database to keep track of Corona’s positive individuals. So all the information is valid and trust-wordy. Now if this app will alert you if you come across an individual who is tested corona positive. It will require location and Bluetooth access to do that. This app is developed by National Informatics Center.
Is my Data Safe on this App
This app encrypts the data you enter so you can give your credentials when it asks. Besides, this step is optional you can choose not to give information about yourself. This app is available in 11 languages so everyone can use it regardless of the language they speak. It will also tell you that you are in a safe place or not.
How to use Aarogya Setu App for tracking Coronavirus
Aarogya Setu app is available for both Android and IOS for free. Below is the tutorial on how to set up and use the Aarogya Setu app.
- First, download and install the app
For Android users:
For IOS users:
- Turn on Bluetooth and location service in your device.
- After the app is installed open it and choose the language.
- After that, you will see 4 tabs giving information about the coronavirus and how it works.
- In the last tab click “Register Now”
- Now agree to the agreement by clicking the “I agree” button.
- It will now ask for location and Bluetooth access, click yes.
- Now a box will open asking your mobile number.
- Type in your mobile and wait for OTP.
- It will automatically detect the OTP. If not then type it manually.
- After that, the app will ask you to enter your personal information. This step is optional and you can skip this step. Click skip and you are done with the set-up.
- However, if you choose to enter your information then there nothing much to do. Aarogya Setu will only ask for your gender, name, age, Profession, and the country you traveled in the last 30 days.
- Submit and you are good to go.
You are now all set to use this app. You will a green box with the text “you are safe”. It means you have not come across Corona positive individual after you installed the app. below that, you will find help center numbers for every state. A self-assessment test is also there which give you basic Idea if you are infected or not. You will find information regarding coronavirus, do’s and don’ts, and safety measurements against the coronavirus. A live twitter feed that will show you the latest tweets from PM and health Ministry.
That’s it, Folks!!
This a great app bundled with lots of features. It is necessary to use this app in this pandemic. Aarogya Setu is not only useful in tracking the Coronavirus but also in dressing false news. All the information this app is trust-worthy and from government sources. Overall, this a big step in the right direction and will help in the containment of the corona Virus.