Mobile app in India to alert people about coronavirus patients

The Indian government has launched the “ArogyaSetu” app for people to alert about coronavirus patients. The app will help people to assess themselves about the risk of getting infected and will also alert the authorities if people have come close to an infected patient. 

The app will send alert messages only if a person has come close to an infected person.

Here is what an official statement said about the ArogyaSetu app:

“The App, called ‘AarogyaSetu’, joins Digital India for the health and well-being of every Indian. It will enable people to assess themselves the risk of getting infected with coronavirus. It will calculate this based on their interaction with others, using a cutting edge bluetooth technology, algorithms and artificial intelligence.”

The concerned official explained how the app works:

“Once installed in a smartphone 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 can then calculate the risk of infection based on sophisticated parameters if any of these contacts are tested positive.”

The app will help the government to take necessary action to prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus.