Aarogya Setu app mandatory for government staff, says Puducherry Health Minister

May 12, 2020 06:24 pm | Updated 06:24 pm IST - Puducherry

Health Minister Malladi Krishna Rao on Tuesday said that it was mandatory for all government servants to download Aarogya Setu mobile application.

The app, the country’s main contact tracing technology, was an important tool in its fight against the spread of the novel coronavirus, he said, addressing a press conference at the Assembly.

The government had initiated the process to bring back residents of U.T. stranded in other States and abroad. They would be brought back and allowed to go home after two tests proved negative while in quarantine, the Minister said.

He advised the employees to download the app at the earliest. In the wake of rise in cases of coronavirus, the Minister urged the public to be very cautious while venturing out.

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