World Bank Praises Aarogya Setu Contact Tracking App Monitoring COVID-19

The Indian Government of India that developed and launched its own contact tracking app called Aarogya Setu. The Aarogya Setu app uses Bluetooth technology and location data to tracker people infected with COVID-9 and also people who come in close contact with the ones infected.

Aarogya Setu was launched in India couple of days after nearly two weeks of testing. The government want to track the movement of people infected with corona virus. The Aarogya Setu app was top downloaded app in the Google Play Store. The World Bank as now praised the app and said the innovation can greatly help prevent the spread of the virus.

COVID-19 Contact Tracking Aarogya App

It worth noticed that Indian government be the first country to developed corona virus contact tracking app before Google and Apple introduced the same technology used a contact tracing tool last week to monitor and control the spread of the Covid-19. The new report noted,

“Digital technologies can also used to monitor the spread of Covid-19. India recently launched an app, Aarogya Setu uses location data from persons “smartphones to tell users if they have been near someone who tested positive for Covid-19.”

NITI Aayog’s Amittabh Kant took to Twitter to post, “India leads the way in contact tracing for COVID-19: privacy first by design, secure, robust and scalable to billions users. The Aarogya Setu app already has over 10,000,000 download on Google Play Store.

Narendra Modi Message

Last week Prime Minister Narender Modi urged people to download the Aarogya app on their smartphone and they will battle against COVID-19 pandemic. “Aarogya Setu is an important step in our battle against COVID-19”.

Credits: indian express