Covid tracker Aarogya Setu recommended, but not mandatory, clarifies govt

With over 75 million downloads as of Friday, Aarogya Setu has grow to be essentially the most downloaded contact-tracing app on the earth, at the same time as it’s not but obligatory for residents to obtain the appliance.

Contact-tracing apps to trace the unfold of Covid-19 have been developed in a minimum of 23 nations, in accordance with analysis agency High10VPN.

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India alone has 16 such apps, together with Aarogya Setu. Though the Centre is pushing for the app, the ministry of electronics and IT has asserted it’s not obligatory.

“Downloading the app is purely voluntary,” stated Abhishek Singh, CEO of MyGov and the e-governance division inside MeitY.

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