According to the latest reports, the number of COVID 19 cases in India is approaching 6000. As the number of COVID cases in the country grows, there is widespread misleading and unnecessary fake news and messages via social media.
The government is now using modern technology to combat such fake news and messages and to deliver correct information and advice related to COVID-19. The National Informatics Center (NIC) has developed a COVID 19 tracking application called ‘Arogya Setu’.
Where can I download the Arogya Setu App?
If you are an Android user, you can download the Arogya Setu app from Google Playstore.
iPhone users download it from Apple’s App Store
How to Get Started
Once the app is downloaded, you will need to provide the necessary permissions before using it. The next step is to enter your credentials. If you have any reservations, the government says the data stored in the app is ‘encrypted’ and will not be shared with third-party vendors.
What are the key features of Arogya Setu?
This App is a tracking application that has been developed to provide information about the disease caused by coronaviruses. This app provides state-wise COVID 19 helpline information for those who are concerned about the disease.
Another unique feature of the app is the self-assessment test. This app will ask you a lot of questions regarding your risk of infection. The app gives users updates with the latest tweets from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
Why Use Arogya Setu?
All information related to coronavirus is available in this application. Arogya Setu is a reliable source to answer all your questions and doubts about the virus. The app suggests various security measures that can be taken to avoid being infected with the virus and the best practices to help limit the spread of COVID 19.
It is also recommended to conduct an assessment test regularly. If you are in contact with any person who has been diagnosed with COVID 19, the app finds your risk of infection using your self-assessment data. Finally, users who want to share any information about the virus or security measures to avoid getting infected can also download and share files with this application.