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DG, NIC briefed DDNews about the features of ‘Aarogya Setu’ mobile app, developed to combat COVID-19

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DG, NIC briefed DDNews about the features of ‘Aarogya Setu’ mobile app, developed to combat COVID-19

April 3, 2020

The Government of India today launched a mobile app developed in public-private partnership to bring the people of India together in a resolute fight against COVID-19.

Once installed in a smart phone through an easy and user-friendly process, the app detects other devices with AarogyaSetu installed that come in the proximity of that phone. The App will help the Government take necessary timely steps for assessing risk of spread of COVID-19 infection, and ensuring isolation where required.

The App’s design ensures privacy-first. The personal data collected by the App is encrypted using stateof-the-art technology and stays secure on the phone till it is needed for facilitating medical intervention. It is available in 11 languages.

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