Corona virus Outbreak in India Download the Aarogya Setu App and be an alert and responsible citizen.


Aarogya setu is a user friendly mobile application available on both android and iOS. It is developed by the government of India with a vision to connect the essential health services to its citizens during these difficult times of nationwide lockdown due to the pandemic Covid-19. The application is aimed at augmenting the initiatives of the government, particularly the department of health, proactively reaching out to the users of the app the risks, best practices and relevant advisories pertaining the containment of the pandemic Covid-19.

Aarogya Setu is uniquely designed to keep the users of this application informed in case they have crossed paths with someone who has been tested positive. This tracking is done through a Bluetooth & location-generated social graph, which can show the users their interaction with anyone who has been tested positive.

This application also has a tool for self-testing. The users are asked to answer a couple of questions. In case some of the answers suggest Covid symptoms, the information will be sent to a government server. The data will then help the government take timely steps and initiate the isolation procedure, if necessary.

The application’s main aim is to alert its users if they have come in contact with anybody who has been tested positive. The app alerts are accompanied by instructions on how to self-isolate and what to do in case you develop symptoms.

The data thus gained is shared only with the government of India. The app doesn’t allow your name and number to be publicly disclosed. Therefore leaving its users no fear of their data being hacked or unethically used.

Being said sufficient of the Aarogya Setu app, it is highly advisable for all to download and use this application for it shows us the risks of being infected by persons tested positive. It also gives us various measures to take to protect ourselves from the pandemic.

The Red Cross team here encourages you to download the Aarogya Setu app and to stay safe from the pandemic.


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