Within 13 days of its launch, Aarogya Setu App has hit 5 Crore Users. Yesterday Prime Minister Narendra Modi has encouranged its download in his 10 am address to the nation, after which the app added one crore new users.
The app is projected to enable contact tracing to limit the spread of the coronavirus outbreak in India. After its launch on April 2, the app crossed a milestone of 5 million users within three days.
NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Wednesday announced the latest milestone for the app.
Telephone took 75 years to reach 50 milion users, radio 38 yrs,television 13 yrs,Internet 4 yrs, Facebook 19 months, Pokemon Go 19 days. #AarogyaSetu,India’s app to fight COVID-19 has reached 50 mn users in just 13 days-fastest ever globally for an App
Salute the spirit of India! pic.twitter.com/xKqt3Tmj4f
— Amitabh Kant (@amitabhk87) April 14, 2020
Besides, PM, various government authorities and educational boards including CBSE have promoted the app through their platform.
The app, which is a corona virus tracker sort of thing, helps people to know about the possible hotspot zone around them, which can help people stay safe and avoid community transmission to an extent. It also helps people to imform them about the symptoms, alert them about the safety precautions to be taken in order to save themselves from the novel virus