Government is making a COVID-19 tracker app

Not only India but the whole world is suffering from the outbreak of COVID-19 to curb the outbreak of COVID-19. The government of India is trying to make a Covid-19 Tracker app. That can help people navigate and prevent people to not travel to COVID-19 infected places and their surroundings.

The name of the Covid-19 Tracker app is Cowin-20 that is now in the testing phase. It’s aiming to ensure that citizens do not travel to COVID-19-affected places. Along with tracking their surroundings with regards to the outbreak of the virus. It is also revealed that the app will help the users to track all the recent contacts they have made who are later diagnosed with the disease.

Government is making a COVID-19 tracker app

It is still unknown when the government will launch the Covid-19 Tracker app. Currently, there’s another coronavirus tracking app by the government of India already available for Android users in Google Play Store.

According to sources of News18, the app is being developed by the NITI Aayog. We will soon be able to download the Covid-19 Tracker app from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store respectively. The report added that the Cowin-20 app is already being rolled out among a select group of users through a select APK.

From the reports stated that the app would aim to do the following:-

  • Monitor the status of the community spread of coronavirus through users’ locations.
  • Alert users if they are near a COVID-19 infected patient.
  • Send notifications to users who have been in close contact with anyone tested positive for COVID-19
  • The beta version of the Cowin-20 app was also assessed by The Next Web. Which found that the government will acquire users’ data in regards to the coronavirus pandemic via Bluetooth. “The app will rely on Bluetooth to check if you’ve been within six feet of the distance of an infected person,” the report claimed.
  • The report further added that the app will contain a map-like feature to trace the location history of a user. “Thanks to MAP 19, I found out every place I visited and every person who was 5 ft away from me, in the past 14 days,” the report highlighted.

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