Aarogya There has been a long history of the world facing and coping up with epidemics in every century. An epidemic not only causes damage to humans and livestock, but all the aspects surrounding it also get affected.
Corona or COVID-19, a virus originating from China, is a communicable virus. Communicable viruses have the ability to infect living beings coming in contact with the virus either directly or indirectly.
Sadly, the virus corona has caused havoc in the entire world and enters India too. This virus has started taking the lives of many and affecting the world economy.
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The Indian Government is coming up with an app that gives accurate and reliable information about the corona to the people. The Government of India has officially launched the new app Aarogya Setu. Both Android and iOS users will be able to use it.
It has been prepared by the National Informatics Center under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. Through this app, not only accurate and correct information will be conveyed to the user about Coronavirus or Kovid-19, but they will also be prevented from coming in contact with any Corona infected person.
Aarogya Setu in Sanskrit means Health Bridge. The app also has a chatbot in which users give correct answers to questions related to the corona epidemic. Through this, not only will the user be able to identify the symptoms of corona inside, but the app also detects whether the user has come in contact with a corona infected person unknowingly.
When the app reaches the home screen, it will tell the user through the location, whether it is in a safe place or not. Android users will also be able to see live tweets made by the Ministry of Health. However, both Android and Apple versions will get almost similar features, including Corona-related advisories.
According to a report last week, NITI Aayog is also working on the Corona Tracker app, named COVIN-20. Apart from this, many state governments have launched Corona Tracking App so that people can be vigilant and this virus can be dealt with as soon as possible.
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- Aarogya Setu is available in 11 languages, English and Hindi included. “The software is highly scalable, and is ready to roll out from Day 1 to Pan-India,” the Government said.
- The Government says that the data processed is “secure” and will not be exchanged with third parties.
- The app does not require you to reveal your name and number to the general public at any time,”NIC said.