Taking the example of this app in a report released on Saturday by the World Bank, it was said that this innovative solution can help educate the population at large and track the disease.
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The World Bank said in its report that digital technologies can also be used to track Kovid-19 infection. Such an initiative has succeeded in voluntarily combating the epidemic in East Asia. India has recently launched the smartphone app Arogya Setu App. This will help the users to know whether they have come in contact with the patients infected with corona or not. The infection will be detected using the location data of the smartphone of the users and the use of Bluetooth. The report said that the app will educate even those who are not educated, understand the technology and track the disease. This app can be downloaded on both Android and iPhone smartphones. This application supports 11 languages.
At the same time, tech giants Apple and Google on Saturday said that they are making a software for smartphones, which will give information on approaching the Corona virus infection.
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On this, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant wrote on Twitter tagging Apple CEO Tim Cook and Google CEO Sundar Pichai, ‘India leads in contact tracing for Covid19: it is designed with privacy in mind , It is also safe and robust, as well as made it scalable for billions of users.
India leads the way in contact tracing for COVID-19: privacy-first by design, secure, robust and scalable to billion users. Glad to see Apple and Google joining hands to develop contact tracing on the lines of #AarogyaSetu @tim_cook @sundarpichai pic.twitter.com/JDoSl0A5Qa
– Amitabh Kant (@ amitabhk87) April 11, 2020
It is heartening to see that Apple and Google also want to follow in the footsteps of Arogya Setu and join hands to make contact tracing.
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