Aarogya setu app mandatory for office workers: central government

Central government has relaxed the restrictions during Lockdown 5.0 on Saturday. This new phase will be extended by 30 June. Central government is emphasizing on the use of the Arogya Setu App for all office workers to detect and prevent the spread of the corona virus. Those not doing so have been warned to take action under punitive provisions for violation of lockdown rules.

The Central government said that to ensure safety in offices and workplaces, it is mandatory for everyone to have a mobile contact tracing app installed in their phone. The center asked all the district administration to advise individuals to not only download the app, but also regularly update their health status on it.

The Arogya Setu mobile application is a powerful tool to quickly identify individuals infected with the corona virus, the government said in a statement released on Saturday. It acts as a shield for individuals and the community. To ensure safety, all administrative officers recommend people to use this mobile application.

The Home Ministry said in the order, it has provided relief to those living in non-containment zones by allowing all religious places, hotels, restaurants and other hospitality services and even shopping malls to open in non-containment zones from 8 June. Night curfew duration has also been reduced. However, the Center has warned that the remaining sanctions must be followed, otherwise violators will face legal consequences.

"If anyone is found violating these measures, action will be taken against the provisions of Sections 51 to 60 of the Disaster Management Act 2005, besides legal action under Section 188 of the CRPC," the Center said in the warning. The center announced the extension of the lockdown until 30 June on Saturday evening. The fourth phase of the lockdown will end on Sunday midnight.