Geneva: The World Health Organization (WHO) is going to launch an app like Aarogya Setu soon, which will have all the technical features that Aarogya Setu has. To prevent infection of Coronavirus, Aarogya Setu App was launched by the Government of India. So far more than 9 crore people have downloaded this app.
These features will be in the WHO app
In the app which the World Health Organization is going to launch, people can be tracked for coronavirus by Bluetooth. The app will ask people about the symptoms of their disease, as well as their diagnosis. The organization’s chief public relations officer Bernado Mariano told Reuters that its people would also be told how they could get the disease investigated. However, it will depend on the country how it will conduct the investigation.
Launching on app stores soon
Mariano said that WHO will soon launch the app on the Play Store and iOS. The technology of this app can be taken by any government, by launching new features in it, it can launch its own version.
Apart from India, these countries launched the app
Apart from India, currently, Australia and the United Kingdom have launched their own virus tracking app. People can be easily tracked through these applications and even if they come in contact with an infected person, it is known.
Former engineers of these companies are preparing apps
Some engineers and designers who have previously worked at Google and Microsoft are working on this app. If there is a contact tracing app on the mobile, then it can be found out about the people where they came. And whether they came in contact with any corona infected person. For this, this app uses Bluetooth sensor. If they are around a corona infected person, then an alert message will be sent to them immediately. One advantage of this app is that people can know about coming in contact with a corona infected person in the earlier period.
Contact tracing was first done by talking to people and patients. But, it takes a lot of time and effort. Then people also forget who they met. Then if he meets any stranger then it is difficult for him to recognize it.
This is why Bluetooth is being used
Bluetooth technology is being used instead of GPS for mobile contact tracing app. The reason is that the phone battery costs less in this. They are more accurate and GPS often does not work in multi-storey buildings