Aarogya Setu App
The government of India has launched its official Covid-19 tracker app called Aarogya Setu.The Aarogya Setu app will use your smartphone’s location data and Bluetooth to check if you have been near a COVID-19 infected person or not.
Here's how it works:
While the location data is used to determine where exactly the person is, the app uses Bluetooth connectivity to tell you if you have been within 6-feet proximity from the infected person. Based on this, the app shows if you are at a ‘high risk’ or not. In case you are in a high risk area, the app advises you to go for a test and call the toll-free number 1075 to schedule an appointment at a nearby testing centre.
The app includes a chatbot that answers your basic queries on coronavirus and determines if you have symptoms or not. It also gives helpline numbers for each state in India.