02 April 2020 – Launched the Aarogya Setu app for contract tracing

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Type of Intervention: Testing and tracing
Sectors Involved: Public information
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency:

Overview: The Government of India launched the Aarogya Setu (bridge to healthcare) mobile app.

The app alerts users if they have come in contact with a COVID-19 positive patient, and what measures they need to take.
Full details here: https://qz.com/india/1838063/modis-aarogya-setu-coronavirus-app-for-india-a-privacy-disaster/