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Recovered

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Aarogya Setu App has been made mandatory as identity proof by the Central Government to move around anywhere within or outside the city.


Over time, the government has made changes in the rules and guidelines with the commencement of each phase of lockdown. However, 4.0 lockdown informatory draft included a significant development regarding the Aarogya Setu app designed by National Informatics Centre (NIC). The Union Ministry of Home Affairs on 17th May scaled-down the earlier instructions which involved making Aarogya Setu app compulsory for employees of all sectors of (both public and private). Moreover, the Airport Authority of India (AAI) has also issued guidelines for post-lockdown travel on 15th May stating a compulsion for all passengers to install and activate the Aarogya Setu app to be eligible to fly. The Union Government in its earlier announcement had made Aarogya Setu app strictly compulsory for everyone. Hence, all public and private sector working employees were to install the app in their smartphones. To register in the Aarogya Setu app, the user has to fill a form stating gender, name, travel history, location and telephone number. In Sanskrit, the word Aarogya Setu means ‘bridge to health'. Nikhil Pahwa, the editor of internet watchdog Medianama said, “People can fill the form incorrectly and the government cannot verify it, so the efficacy of the data is questionable.” The government has also tweeted on the concerns arising from the app. One such tweet read, “We are continuously testing and upgrading our systems. Team Aarogya Setu assures everyone that no data or security breach has been identified.” Following the government orders, food delivery apps like Swiggy and Zomato have made the app compulsory for their employees. UrbanClap, a home-based services company has also made the application mandatory for all its staff to monitor and track information related to the virus. Various phases of making app compulsory In the month of April, Aarogya Setu App was made compulsory for all government officials working from their offices including people holding the office of health, family welfare, defence, police, Food Corporation India (FCI) and so forth. Later when phase-3 of the lockdown became effective in early May, the application was declared as compulsory for all private sectors. Now the question that should be asked, what about the people who don’t have a smartphone? Nokia reported that in 2018 there were 530 million 3G users while only 335 million 4G smartphone users. Recently, one of the Aarogya Setu App developers in The Sunday Express mentions that the application should be working on 2G phones as well but no test has been done yet. The guidelines that have surfaced recently also state that the head of the companies would be held accountable if any employee is caught violating the orders. Former Supreme Court judge Justice B N Srikrishna expressed his concerns and told The Indian Express, “Under what law do you mandate it on anyone? So far it is not backed by any law”. He further added, “It is highly objectionable that such an order is issued at an executive level. Such orders should be backed by parliamentary legislation which will authorize the government to issue such an order.” Tags: Covid-19, India, Aarogya Setu

STATES AFFECTED

Sources: WHO, CDC, ECDC, NHC of the PRC, JHU CSSE, DXY, QQ, and various international media

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States Confirmed Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra 230,599 127,259 9,667
Tamil Nadu 126,581 78,161 1,765
Delhi 107,051 82,226 3,258
Gujarat 39,280 27,742 2,009
Uttar Pradesh 32,362 21,127 862
Karnataka 31,105 12,835 488
Telangana 30,946 18,192 331
West Bengal 25,911 16,826 854
Andhra Pradesh 23,814 12,154 277
Rajasthan 22,563 17,070 491
Haryana 19,364 14,505 287
Madhya Pradesh 16,341 12,232 634
Assam 14,601 9,148 27
Bihar 13,978 9,792 109
Odisha 11,201 7,407 67
Jammu and Kashmir 9,501 5,695 154
Punjab 7,140 4,945 183
Kerala 6,535 3,708 28
State Unassigned 4,385 0 0
Chhattisgarh 3,666 2,903 15
Uttarakhand 3,305 2,672 46
Jharkhand 3,268 2,210 23
Goa 2,151 1,273 9
Tripura 1,789 1,338 1
Manipur 1,450 799 0
Puducherry 1,200 619 16
Himachal Pradesh 1,140 833 10
Ladakh 1,055 915 1
Nagaland 673 304 0
Chandigarh 523 403 7
Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu 456 205 1
Arunachal Pradesh 302 120 2
Mizoram 203 143 0
Andaman and Nicobar Islands 156 83 0
Sikkim 134 71 0
Meghalaya 113 45 1
Lakshadweep 0 0 0

* Cases identified on a cruise ship currently in Japanese territorial waters.

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