A new app from the Indian government may tell you if you’ve crossed paths with someone infected with Covid-19.

The app, which is called Aarogya Setu (translates to bridge to health from the Sanskrit), will use Bluetooth and location data to tell if the user has been near a person with Covid-19 and is at risk.

The app scans a database of known registered cases to assess if the user has been within six feet of a known positive case.

The app also shares the data with the government in case the user tests positive or has been around someone who is infected with Covid-19.

While your name or number won’t be public, the app does collect this information as well as your gender, travel history and whether you’re a smoker.


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