Zomato, UrbanClap directs its employees to install Aaorgya Setu app

Zomato and UrbanClap have asked all their employees to install the Aaorgya Setu app to keep them know if they came in contact with COVID-19 patients.

Updated: Apr 24, 2020 18:08 IST

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Roselet Sheena Merli

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Tags: India Corona

Install Aaorgya Setu: Zomato, UrbanClap to its employees

Zomato asks its employees to install Aaorgya Setu App

Zomato founder Deepinder Goyal, in a series of tweets, said that they have made the app mandatory for their employees and delivery-partners. The move would help them to know if they have come in contact with any COVID-19 positive patient. 

In his tweet, Goyal wrote "We’ve started mandating each of our delivery partners to install and use the Aarogya Setu App. The idea is to keep individuals, as well as the authorities, informed in case they have crossed paths with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus to prevent further spread. We are also going to showcase that our delivery partners are using the Aarogya Setu app so that it gives our users confidence to get their essentials home-delivered, and not step out," Goyal tweeted.

How will Aaorgya Setu App help Zomato employees?

Goyal also listed down how the Aaorgya Setu app will help their delivery partners and the customers. 

"In case our delivery partner comes in contact with an infected person or visits a hotspot area, authorities will know at the earliest. This will instantly enable us to isolate the delivery partner and support him/her for quarantine and treatment. In case everything's showing okay on the app, then a user knows for sure that whichever delivery partner is bringing their order to the doorstep is most likely safe and aware," he added.

UC asks employees to install Aaorgya Setu App

Urban Company (UC) has directed its employees and partners to download and use the Aarogya Setu app. The service providers must show their status to customers on the app before starting any sort of work at their homes. The customers also should self-declare that they do not have any symptoms of COVID-19 in their status in the app.

Co-founder of Urban Company Abhiraj Bhal said in a statement, "Urban Company has put in place a strict six-step safety protocol for all services." He further added "These protocols include daily temporary checks, wearing masks and gloves, sanitization of tools & surfaces, use of single-use sachets and disposables, sick leave program, etc. A very important SOP is our service partner showing consumers their status on the Aarogya Setu app before entering the consumer's house."
UC went one step ahead and did something interestingly by changing the outlook of their app now. The app now has a mask on it.

What is Aarogya Setu App?

Aarogya Setu app was developed by the Government of India (GoI). It provides information to the users of the app about the risks, best practices, and relevant advisories pertaining to the containment of COVID-19. It also tracks the coronavirus patients. Recently, the app received a thumbs up from Microsoft founder Bill Gates. He also appreciated the Indian government for coming up with an app like Aaorgya Setu to flatten the coronavirus curve.