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The Aarogya Setu app was launched last month for Jio Phone models and now according to the latest announcement, the app has been downloaded by 30 million users. The Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) gave this information through a tweet on Monday. The Google Play listing shows that the app has been downloaded 100 million times. Aarogya Setu was initially introduced for Android and iOS devices and was recently rolled out on the KaiOS platform for wider reach. Jio Phone and Jio Phone 2 run on KaiOS.

In early April, the government launched the Aarogya Setu app in India to limit the spread of COVID-19. Presented Was. This COVID-19 tracking app uses Bluetooth and location to trace your contacts with people who are either COVID+ positive or may come positive in the near future. Since the launch of the app, it has been promoted by several government officials, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Aarogya Setu within three days of launch 50 lakh downloads crossed and since then this figure has been increasing.

Although it was available to 500 million smartphone users in India at the time of its launch, 400 million basic feature phone users could not use the app. A month after the launch of the app, the app was launched for Jio phones.

With the wide reach of the Aarogya Setu app, the government hopes to track the spread of coronavirus in India. But the reason behind the rapid download of the app can also be attributed to the stringent rules imposed by the government. In early May, the government announced a further extension of the lockdown to contain the COVID-19 pandemic for all public and private sector employees. Use of Arogya Setu App is mandatory Had done it. The rules were relaxed about two weeks later, with “district authorities to advise people to install the Aarogya Setu app on their phones.”

Recently the app was also made essential for passengers traveling by air. It should also be reminded that the Aarogya Setu app has also come under the purview of controversies regarding privacy and security.

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