Coronavirus spread: Aarogya Setu tops charts with 75 million downloads

Contact-tracing apps to track the spread of Covid-19 have been developed in at least 23 countries, according to research firm Top10VPN.

Aarogya Setu app

Aarogya Setu app

Neha Alawadhi
With over 75 million downloads as of Friday, Aarogya Setu has become the most downloaded contact-tracing app in the world, even as it is not yet mandatory for citizens to download the application.
Contact-tracing apps have been developed in at least 23 countries, with a lot more scheduled to be rolled out soon, according to research firm Top10VPN. India has 16 such apps, including Aarogya Setu.
The purpose of a contact-tracing app is to help find those an infected person may have come in contact with, and contain the spread of the disease by alerting contacts.

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First Published: Apr 24 2020 | 11:45 PM IST

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