COVID-19: Centre Directs Govt Employees to Download Aarogya Setu App

The central government has today [29/04/2020] made the use of the Aarogya Setu app compulsory for all its employees saying the use of the mobile application will help in breaking the chain of transmission of deadly Covid-19.

Those working in the Central government will have to review their status on the App before they start for office and continue only when the app shows “safe” or “low risk” status.

According to the office memorandum issued on Wednesday, the department of personnel and training (DoPT) makes it clear that in case the App shows a message that he/she has a moderate or high risk calculated on the basis of recent contact with the infected person (Bluetooth proximity) he/she should not come to the office and “self isolate for 14 days or till the status becomes a safe or low risk,” it 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.

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