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Aarogya Setu App Downloaded in 9.eight Crore Smartphones: Ajay Sawhney

Aarogya Setu App Now Mandatory for Public, Private Sector Employees, as Well as People Living in Containment Zones

Ajay Sawhney, chairman of Empowered Group-9, on Monday stated that Aarogya Setu app has been downloaded in 9.eight crore smartphones to date.

“It should be obtainable on Jio characteristic telephones, possibly from tomorrow. Now we have labored quite a bit on knowledge privateness of Aarogya Setu customers and made certain that person’s knowledge shouldn’t be compromised,” stated Sawhney throughout a press briefing in New Delhi.

He additionally knowledgeable that round 1.Four lakh Aarogya Setu app customers have been alerted by way of Bluetooth contact tracing concerning the doable threat of an infection resulting from proximity to contaminated sufferers.


“It will allow you to guard your self and your loved ones,” he added.

With a rise of 4,213 instances previously 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 rely reached 67,152 on Monday, in keeping with the Union Ministry of Well being and Household Welfare.

The variety of energetic instances within the nation rose to 44,029, whereas 20,916 sufferers have been cured and discharged and one has migrated, in keeping with the Ministry.

Individually, Amitabh Kant, CEO of NITI Aayog, stated Aarogya Setu cell utility is predicated on “privacy-first by design” precept retaining in thoughts the protection and privateness of customers’ knowledge. He added that the person knowledge from the app would solely be supplied to these authorities officers who have been instantly accountable for containing the unfold of the Coronavirus in India.

In an unique interplay with ANI, Kant knowledgeable that Aarogya Setu cell utility has been constructed to make sure privateness and safety of private data that was collected from folks. It’s primarily based on “privacy-first by design” precept.

“Aarogya Setu has a clearly outlined protocol for entry to knowledge. Nationwide Informatics Centre (NIC) is the fiduciary of the information, and knowledge is barely shared with authorities officers instantly concerned in COVID-19 associated medical and administrative interventions on a strictly need-to-know foundation and restricted in scope solely to their direct work,” stated Kant.

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