Aarogya Setu, a coronavirus tracking app launched by the Indian government, has now been rolled out for JioPhone 4G feature phone users as well.
Aarogya Setu, a coronavirus tracking app launched by the Indian government last month, has now been rolled out for JioPhone 4G feature phone users as well. Now 5 million (50 million) JioPhone users will be able to install this app on their phones. According to an online report, the Ministry of Technology, the Government of India has rolled out this app for KaiOS users. Earlier this app was launched only for smartphone users. Which about 104 million users are using. Let us tell you that last month itself, the central government has made the Aarogya Setu app mandatory for all government and private employees.
According to an online report, this app will now be able to use 5 million JioPhone users as well. The government is promoting the Aarogya Setu app. Contact tracing helps through this app. Abhishek Singh, President, and CEO of the National e-Governance Division told PTI, ‘The government’s effort is to ensure that everyone is safe and whoever has a phone on which to install the application, should install it. ‘
As you know, this app helps in contact tracing using the phone’s GPS and Bluetooth. It alerts you as soon as you are around a COVID-19 infected person. This app was launched on April 2, so that contact tracing can be done. However, there were reports about the privacy problem related to this app, which was later rejected by the team of Aarogya Setu.
The team of Aarogya Setu told, ‘ Through this, any kind of personal information of the user is not threatened by the hacker. We are constantly testing this app and upgrading the system. Aarogya Setu’s team assures everyone that there is no risk of any kind of data or security breach. Let me tell you that in the past, the French security researcher Robert Baptiste had expressed the possibility of having a security breach through the Aarogya Setu app.