Govt launches app to assess, alert people about coronavirus patient

NEW DELHI: The Government on Thursday launched a mobile app to help people assess themselves the risk of catching coronavirus infection and alert authorities if they have come in close contact with a person infected with the deadly virus.

According to a Ministry official, the app will detect only fresh cases and will send out alerts to only those who have been nearby the infected person.

“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 catching the coronavirus infection. It will calculate this based on their interaction with others, using cutting edge bluetooth technology, algorithms and artificial intelligence,” an official statement said. (AGENCIES)