Aarogya Setu new update let’s you know of your Bluetooth contacts and your risk level


The Indian contact tracing app Aarogya Setu rolls out a new feature that lets you know your Bluetooth contacts and allows you to assess your risk level

As you all know the condition all over the globe due to Coronavirus has made people fell useless and fearing. The pandemic has now made people stay at home from the last 3 months and have forced to work/study from the home. As you all know governments of the countries have launched contact tracing apps that help people to be aware of the corona positives in their surroundings. Aarogya Setu is an Indian open-source CoVID-19 “Contact tracing, Syndromic mapping, and Self-assessment” digital service, primarily a mobile app, developed by the National Informatics Centre under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.

Indian contact tracing app Aarogya Setu has now released an amazing feature that helps people now in whose contact they have been. The new feature lets users know of the people who have been within their Bluetooth proximity and allows them to assess their own risk level.

The app usually uses GPS and Bluetooth to trace the movement of people and warns them if they are about to enter the proximity of any person who has tested positive for the infection. Apart from that, it also gives details regarding the number of persons who have tested positive for COVID-19 within the last month in the 500-m, 1-km, 2-km, 5-km, and 10-km radius of the user.

“This will enable you to assess your risk. Some BT contacts can be for short durations during travel, some can be when you have Masks on without any physical contact. Always important to take necessary precautions and monitor your symptoms,” Aarogya Setu team tweeted

This new feature will enable users to assess their risk status in relation to the number of people they have been in close proximity. however, the Aarogya Setu team on Twitter mentioned that users will have to upload their data by providing permissions to the app – we found no such permissions. Unless you do not have the app installed – then the app will ask for permission. For users already having the app on their phones – no permission is needed.

The feature is currently available on the Android version of the Aarogya Setu app. A separate tweet did say that the update will be made available to iOS users soon.

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