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COVID-19: Army cautions personnel not to use of Aarogya Sethu app

COVID-19: Army cautions personnel not to use of Aarogya Sethu app

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  16 April 2020 8:28 AM GMT

New Delhi: The army has directed its personnel not to use the Aarogya Sethu mobile app, designed to help control spread of coronavirus, in office premises, operation areas and sensitive locations. Also, the personnel using this app should not to disclose service identity, including rank and appointment. The force has been issued directions to adhere to the cyber security policies on the usage of mobile phones.

However, it has allowed all defence force personnel, veterans and their families and dependents to install Aarogya Sethu app.

The army has stressed all the services people using this app will have to switch off location services and bluetooth while visiting public places and engaged in managing ‘isolation centres’. The force has also asked the personnel, called for Covid-19 related assistance to civil authorities, to switch off location services and bluetooth if they use the app. “Contact list of user should not contain any reference to rank appointment or service,” it said. The personnel using this app must install antivirus and update their mobile operating system, it added.

“Serving personnel, veterans & families of IndianArmy advised to use “Aarogya Setu” App for duration of #COVID19 with due precautions,” the army tweeted. Aarogya Setu app, launched by the Ministry of Human Resource Development is association with Digital India, is for contact tracing and dissemination of advisories to contain Covid-19. (IANS)

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