The government of India, as well as the various state governments, have taken numerous and evolving steps over the last few weeks and months in their efforts to combat the global Coronavirus pandemic - which has turned into an almost epochal event in modern history.
As part of these measures and activities, the flagship app-based citizen-powered countermeasure by the Narendra Modi-led government appears to be the Aarogya Setu smartphone app, which PM Modi has made a point of endorsing, even going so far as to charge BJP cadres with ensuring its use by the people of India amid the 21-day COVID lockdown.
Aarogya Setu is an important step in our fight against COVID-19. By leveraging technology, it provides important information. As more and more people use it, it’s effectiveness will increase. I urge you all to download it.https://t.co/VaiPIjhxM2https://t.co/8Irj6ApmOQ pic.twitter.com/L91vaLlCCq— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 8, 2020
Aarogya Setu is a mobile application developed by the Government of India to connect essential health services with the people of India in the fight against COVID-19. The App is aimed at augmenting the initiatives of the Government of India, particularly the Department of Health, in proactively reaching out to and informing the users of the app regarding risks, best practices and relevant advisories pertaining to the containment of COVID-19.
In essence, the Aarogya Setu app appears to assess your risk to Coronavirus exposure and using your phone's built-in technologies, tells you when you're at risk of contraction.
Only feeling scared of COVID-19 will not help.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 9, 2020
We have to take the right precautions and fight this pandemic.
Aarogya Setu is an important step in that direction.
Have you all downloaded it? https://t.co/fDGF5Ur0mj
(One then gets the results, which in this case says that the risk of infections is low. Subsequent and also likely previous pages may give different results)
There's an option at the end to donate to the PM-CARES Covid relief fund. Republic's Step-by-step guide can also be followed
This is very important to do.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 9, 2020
Remember, Aarogya Setu is more effective when more people around you download it.
I hope all of you urge your family members and friends to download this App. https://t.co/MZgGJ6R37r