Planning to travel? Know the benefits of the Arogya Setu App

The Arogya Setu app has been introduced by the government of India to track COVID-19 contacts and also do self-evaluation.

 
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Are you planning to travel within India or abroad? Then make sure to download the Arogya Setu app on your smartphone or Android phone as it is mandatory by certain travel officials for you to enter a particular state or region. The Arogya Setu app has been introduced by the government of India to track COVID-19 contacts and also do self-evaluation.

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India, similar to other nations around the globe, had gone through a lot due to the COVID-19 pandemic over the last two years. In order to monitor the number of COVID-19 cases in a particular area or region and also to restrict the spread of the virus, nationwide and statewide lockdowns were introduced quite often since March 2020. Lockdown and Unlock phases were created so that the country doesn't get into the dire consequences of the spread of the virus. 

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In his address in March 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also asked every citizen of the country to download a mobile-based app called Arogya Setu app. Even Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn was roped in by the ministry to promote the importance of the Arogya Setu app through his advertisements that were run on television and radio channels.

As social distancing has been promoted to be the new norm in India due to the pandemic-like situations, people need to be aware of the containment zones, virus hotspots, and related information. The government-run initiative Arogya Setu app has been created to ensure that the citizens are safe from the virus. The app also connects people to various health services within the country and also notifies a user about the high-risk areas near their buildings.

The Arogya Setu app can help a person to adopt important measures to avoid COVID-19 infections. For example, if the app says that your building or nearby area or maybe the place where you are going to enter for work or shopping has many COVID-19 infected patients, then you can avoid such places or take more precautionary measures. You can also guide your family members about the risk factors. The app users can also know if they are having any related symptoms of COVID-19. The mobile app allows users to do self-diagnosis and also updates you when it is high time to consult a doctor.

Here is a simple procedure of how you can download the Arogya Setu app on your mobile:

Step 1: Download Aarogya Setu app from your Playstore.

Step 2: Click on Install the app and allow location sharing and Bluetooth access.

Step 3: You will get an OTP on your registered mobile number, which you must enter to proceed ahead.

Step 4: Select your gender.

Step 5: Enter important details, such as name, age, and profession.

Step 6: Enter all the travel information if you have gone outside the country in the last few months.

Step 7: Take up the 20-second assessment test to know if you have any symptoms related to COVID-19.