An Exclusion Tale: Aarogya Setu’s March From Optional to Mandatory

Authors: Tripti Jain and Tanisha Ranjit 

The article was first published in The Quint on May 6, 2020 . The views are of the individual authors.

As countries across the world grappled with the spread of the COVID-19, the Union Health Ministry launched a contact tracing application called Aarogya Setu on 2 April.

This application was designed to allow for identification of individuals who have been infected with the virus and track the ones who may have come in contact with the infected individuals.

Despite insufficient scientific, qualitative or quantitative evidence of contact tracing’s efficacy in achieving the objective, the current governments- central and state- have been pushing the Aarogya Setu application like a magic potion that can prevent and control the spread of Covid 19.

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