GoI launches coronavirus tracking app “Corona Kavach”

The Government of India has launched a coronavirus risk-tracking app called ‘Corona Kavach.’ Jointly developed by the Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The app uses a person’s location to assess whether they are in the high-risk geographical zone or not.

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This app is being developed in the public interest to give information and capture the outbreak of Coronavirus. The data will be used to conduct analysis and provide information about the active COVID 19 cases in India. It will track the data of the users every one hour to alert them of whether they have crossed paths with any person who has tested positive for the infection.

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