Covid-19: Aarogya Setu App To Be Mandatory For Government, Private Sector Employees
A mobile Covid-19 testing van operates in Delhi. (Photographer. T. Narayan/Bloomberg)

Covid-19: Aarogya Setu App To Be Mandatory For Government, Private Sector Employees

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The Centre on Friday made it mandatory for government and private sector employees to use Aarogya Setu mobile application to bolster the efforts to fight the Covid-19 pandemic, and entrusted the organisational heads with ensuring its 100 percent coverage.

The home ministry also said the mobile app will be compulsory for people living in coronavirus containment zones.

The announcement came on a day the government extended the nationwide lockdown by two weeks from May 4 with certain relaxations.

The mobile application helps users identify whether they are at risk of Covid-19 infection. It also provides people with important information, including ways to avoid coronavirus infection and its symptoms.

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