How does the COVID-19 virus spread?
The virus transfers through direct contact with respiratory droplets of an infected person (generated by coughing and sneezing), and touching surfaces contaminated with the virus. The COVID-19 virus may live on surfaces for a few hours, but simple disinfectants can kill it. Now you can track Corona virus patient by COVID-19 Tracker App.
What are the symptoms of Corona virus?
Symptoms of COVID-19 are cough, fever, and shortness of breath. In more critical cases, the infection can cause pneumonia or breathing difficulties. More rarely, the disease can be fatal.
These symptoms are the same as flu (influenza) or the common cold, which are a lot more common than COVID-19. It is why testing is required to confirm if someone has COVID-19. It’s important to remember that crucial prevention measures are the same – frequent hand washing and respiratory hygiene (cover your cough or sneeze with a flexed elbow or mask, then throw away the mask into a closed bin). Moreover, there is a vaccine for the flu – so remember to keep yourself and your child up-to- date with vaccinations.
The Government of India develops Aarogya Setu (iOS, Android) COVID-19 Tracker App to educate the users about Corona virus. It just needs to feed your phone number to sign-up. It also helps in contact tracing and rapidly altering users in case of proximity to a patient in the last 14 days. In case you feel any symptoms like fever, tiredness, and dry cough, you can take the self-screening test. It is an interactive chat-bot that asks you questions about your gender, age, international travel history, etc.
More than 12 Million downloads on Google Play Store in just seven days.
The COVID-19 Tracker App requires GPS and Bluetooth to track your location. If it notices any close contact in the past, it warns the user in addition to commands on self-isolation and steps to take in case symptoms develop over time. The application claims that user data is safe and won’t be compromised; however, it does share info with the Government of India in case any medical intervention is required.
COVID-19 Tracker App Overview.
Alerts when close to a COVID-19 Patient
State-wise helpline numbers
Tab for MOH Twitter handle
Supports eleven languages
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COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone throughout the world, and governments have called for immediate lock-down and self-isolation measures. As it brings new challenges each day, it becomes necessary to follow a legitimate source of information such as CDC to keep ourselves updated. Tech companies like Apple and Microsoft have also developed apps for self-screening and maps for tracking the outbreak. With the use of COVID-19 Tracker App you can track the COVID-19 patients and you should self screen yourself.