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India Makes Government’s Coronavirus Tracing App Mandatory for All Workers

India has mandated that all public and private-sector employees use a government-backed Bluetooth tracing app and maintain social distancing in offices as New Delhi begins easing some of its lockdown measures in lower-risk areas.

As part of its efforts to fight the deadly virus, India last month launched the app Aarogya Setu — meaning Health Bridge — a Bluetooth and GPS-based system developed by the country’s National Informatics Centre.

The app alerts users who may have come in contact with people later found to be positive for COVID-19 or deemed to be at high risk.

According to Johns Hopkins University data, India has 37,257 cases and 1,223 deaths from the virus.

Read more at abc.net.au

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