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The app will assess if a user has coronavirus symptoms, but WHO is undecided about contact-tracing due to privacy concerns.
The Aarogya Setu app became the Modi government’s weapon of choice overnight to fight Covid-19. But it can very well outlive the crisis.
The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.
The contact-tracing app launched by the Modi government has faced numerous allegations of privacy concerns from the Opposition.
Israel, Singapore, Italy and others have left the choice of using the contract tracing app for Covid upon users. But Modi govt is creating an Aadhaar-like moment.
The detailed standard of procedure issued Sunday also states that those who wish to travel on their own can get transit passes from the district magistrate.
A quick take on what prime time TV news talked about.
Abhishek Singh, CEO of MyGovIndia that developed Aarogya Setu, says data will be used only for critical purposes such as medical emergencies, app won't share Covid patient info.
The publicity campaign, also featuring fake news busted by PIB fact check unit, will be carried out by the I&B ministry in at least 13 states.
Pool testing, which reduces the number of test kits used, is currently being conducted in Lucknow, Meerut and Etawah.