What Are Coronavirus Mobile Apps?
Coronavirus mobile apps are programs that governments,
hospitals, colleges, universities, and other groups are
using to aid in the public response to COVID-19. These
applications and dashboards can track symptoms, provide the
latest data about the spread of the virus, help us limit
contact, and much more.
The programs help you find what you need to know about the
virus in several ways.
Aarogya Setu App
Aarogya Setu uses contact tracing to record details of all
the people you may have come in contact with, as you go
about your normal activities. If any one of them, at a later
point in time, tests positive for COVID-19, you are
immediately informed and proactive medical intervention is
arranged for you.
For registration of Aarogyasetu, the individual needs an
Indian mobile number operated in India.
Android app download link:
Iphone app download link:
To protect yourself from criminals, misinformation, and
Do your research.
Before you download an app, read about the company that
made it and check reviews.
Check an appís permissions.
Permissions are information that the app can access on
your device, like your location and phone contacts. Ask
yourself if the permissions make sense for the appís
Use trustworthy sources.
Make sure that COVID-19 news and information on social
media apps and dashboards come from a reliable source,
such as a government agency or a recognized health care
Verify a personís identity.
If someone contacts you through an app and says they
work for a government or health group, contact the
organization directly to check.