AGENCIES, New Delhi: The Centre has made the usage of Aarogya Setu app compulsory for all central government employees saying the use of the mobile application will help in breaking the chain of transmission of deadly COVID-19, NDTV reported.
The order came a day after the central Delhi offices of NITI Aayog – the government’s policy think tank – was sealed for 48 hours after an employee tested positive for coronavirus. People who came in contact with the employee have been asked to quarantine themselves.
Titled ‘Effective use of Aarogya Setu App for breaking the chain of transmission of COVID-19’, the order says before starting for work, the employees must review their status and commute “only when the app shows ‘safe’ or ‘low risk’ status”.
“In case the App shows a message that he/she has a “moderate” or “high risk” calculated on the basis of Bluetooth proximity (“recent contact with an infected person”), he /she should not come to office and self-isolate for 14 days or till the status becomes ‘safe’ or ‘low risk’,” the order said.
Arogya Setu is a mobile application developed by the government of India to connect essential health services with people in the fight against novel coronavirus.
Those who have downloaded the application are informed if they have come in contact with COVID-19 positive cases in their surroundings.
It detects other devices that have the application installed that come in the Bluetooth or GPS proximity of the phone and captures information regarding COVID-19 positive cases.