Coronavirus Outbreak: Prasar Bharati makes it mandatory for staff to download and use Aarogya Setu app

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address to the nation on 14 April had encouraged people to use the Aarogya Setu app and promote it.

FP Trending April 15, 2020 20:05:13 IST
Coronavirus Outbreak: Prasar Bharati makes it mandatory for staff to download and use Aarogya Setu app

Prasar Bharati has made it compulsory for its staff to download and use the Government of India’s COVID-19 tracking mobile application Aarogya Setu.

“The staff who is reporting to duty be it in the office premises or in the field (for reporting or other activities), mandatorily install the aforesaid app,” Prasar Bharati said in an office memorandum.

 <span class=Coronavirus Outbreak Prasar Bharati makes it mandatory for staff to download and use Aarogya Setu app" width="380" height="285" />

Representational image. PTI

The national public service broadcaster has instructed the security in Prasar Bharati establishments to ensure that all those entering and leaving the premises should confirm that they have activated Aarogya Setu app on their smartphones.

Prasar Bharati has requested its staff to create general awareness regarding Aarogya Setu and encourage greater adoption and activation.

On 2 April, the government had launched AarogyaSetu app to enable people to themselves assess the risk of being infected by coronavirus .

The app calculates a person’s interaction with others using Bluetooth technology, algorithms, and artificial intelligence.

Aarogya Setu will help the government take the necessary and timely measures for assessing the risk of spread of novel coronavirus and ensuring isolation. The app has been developed by the National Informatics Centre (NIC), a part of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address to the nation on 14 April had encouraged people to use the Aarogya Setu app and promote it.

Updated Date:

also read

COVID-19 vaccination: Over 21 crore people inoculated till now, says Centre; only 1.8 crore in 18-44 age group
India

COVID-19 vaccination: Over 21 crore people inoculated till now, says Centre; only 1.8 crore in 18-44 age group

The health ministry said more than 14.15 lakh people in the age group of 18-44 years received their first dose and 9,075 received their second dose of COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday

Coronavirus News Updates: Maharashtra reports 14,123 new cases, lowest since 10 March; caseload now at 57.6 lakh
India

Coronavirus News Updates: Maharashtra reports 14,123 new cases, lowest since 10 March; caseload now at 57.6 lakh

Coronavirus News Updates: The state also reported 477 deaths, including previously unreported fatalities. Out of the 477 deaths, 340 occurred in the last 48 hours and 137 in the last week. The state's toll now stands at 96,198

Visa of foreigners stranded in India due to COVID-19 pandemic extended till 31 August, says MHA
India

Visa of foreigners stranded in India due to COVID-19 pandemic extended till 31 August, says MHA

The government said that these foreign nationals will not be required to submit an application to the concerned foreigners regional registration officer for the extension of their visas