- Mandatory for people in Noida and Greater Noida to have Aarogya Setu application on their device
- Anyone who leaves their house and does not have the app will be punished
- Other orders which one must follow during lockdown in Uttar Pradesh
India’s very own COVID-19 tracker the “Aarogya Setu” app which was launched in early April 2020 is now a mandatory app to have on your device for the people in Noida and Greater Noida. The application has been made mandatory for both government and private employees in the country and now the Noida Police has joined the path and issued an order which asks all the residents to download the Aarogya Setu app on their phones.
The Aarogya Setu mobile app was developed by the Central Government to connect the essential healthcare services with the people in order to better fight the novel COVID-19. This application is aimed to augment the initiatives of the Centre, particularly the Department of Health in reaching out to the users of the application and also inform them about the risks associated with this virus. The app also tells about the best practices to follow and relevant advisories on the containment of the novel Coronavirus. The application also tells if one is at risk of catching the virus and/ or if the user should go in self-isolation.
Aarogya Setu app also tells the confirmed and potential cases of COVID-19 in your vicinity.
Aarogya Setu is a mobile application developed by the central government to connect essential health services with the people over the fight against COVID-19. The app is aimed at augmenting the initiatives of the Centre, particularly the Department of Health, in proactively reaching out to and informing the users of the app regarding risks, best practices and relevant advisories pertaining to the containment of COVID-19.
Aarogya Setu app, in April, became the fastest growing app in the world leaving behind the likes of Facebook, and Pokemon Go when it amassed over 5 crore users in under 2 weeks. Now, if you are in Noida and Greater Noida in public places and do not have the application on your phone then it will be considered as a violation of the COVID-19 forced lockdown. The violation will attract punishment following the new guidelines which were issued by the Police.
Strict actions will be taken against people found in violation of going outside their homes without a face mask or even for spitting in public places said that police in Noida in Uttar Pradesh West.
Ashutosh Dwivedi, Additional Commissioner of Police (Law and Order), Gautam Buddh Nagar said, “If smartphone users do not have Aarogya Setu App installed on their phones, while out in public place, then it will be a punishable offence for violation of lockdown norms,”.
The other orders which have been instated in view of the novel Coronavirus are:
- Action on people not wearing a face mask outdoors
- Spitting Tobacco, Gutka or even Saliva in public places will be punishable and a penalty of Rs. 500 will be imposed. For repeat offenders, the amount will double to Rs. 1,000
- From Sunday, Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) has been implemented which means 4 or more people cannot gather at any place until the 17th of May
- No political, social, sports or religious gatherings allowed across Noida and Greater Noida
- No protest rallies or marches allowed in Noida and Greater Noida
- Any organisation or manager calling a meeting cannot have more than 5 people attending it
- 50 people is the limit of people that can attend a wedding function
- At funerals, only a maximum of 20 people will be allowed
- Social Distancing will be mandatory to be followed at all places
Gautam Buddh Nagar is categorized as a “Red Zone” and has 34 containment zones which have recorded 192 cases of COVID-19, as per the official figures, till date.