Corona Virus: Users will be able to delete their data from the Arogya Setu app, but will take 30 days

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With the Government of India Arogya Setu app, which keeps an account of the patients of Kovid-19, its users will now be able to delete their account as well as their entire data. An option has been added to this by updating the app, so that you will be able to share your health data on the app on other health related apps. These new changes are currently available only on Android apps and will be available to iOS users soon.

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The developers of Arogya Setu have recently added a new feature to it, which allows you to assess the risk level based on your bluetooth contact.

Users of any other health app can view your health data by going to ‘Settings’ and ‘Approval for Arogya Setu States’. The biggest update in the app is that an option has been added to it, so that anyone can permanently delete their account from the Arogya Setu app. Your data will also be deleted but not immediately. Even after deleting your account, your data will remain on the government servers for the next 30 days and only then it will be deleted.

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Government has made Arogya Setu App mandatory for office commuters

The central government had emphasized the use of the Arogya Setu App for all office goers to detect and prevent the spread of the Corona virus, along with loosening restrictions during Lockdown 5.0. Those not doing so were warned to take action under punitive provisions for violation of lockdown rules.

The government had said, ‘Arogya Setu mobile application is a powerful tool for quick identification of people infected with corona virus. It acts as a shield for individuals and the community. To ensure safety, all administrative officers should advise people to use this mobile application.

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