India requires all employees to install a contact tracking application for Covid-19.
The government in India announced on Friday that the nationwide lockdown will be extended for another two weeks to limit its spread. Covid-19. Although in areas considered low risk it will allow "significant relaxation", it makes it mandatory for everyone to use a contact monitoring application.
The app, which was released last month, uses the phone's Bluetooth as a proximity sensor, and GPS as a location sensor to alert users who may have come in contact with people who were coronavirus positive. Since its release, the app has about 83 million downloads, according to the technology ministry. India, which has the second largest population in the world after China, has more than 500 million users smartphone.
Indian government officials believe that in order for the implementation to be effective in the country, at least 200 million telephone calls must be received. There have been security and privacy concerns, but the government has said all data collection is anonymous.
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