Aarogya setu mobile application helps users identify whether they are at risk of COVID-19. It also provides people with important information, including ways to avoid coronavirus and its symptoms.
The Centre is likely to make it mandatory for people to have Aarogya Setu mobile application installed in their phones while taking a flight post-lockdown, officials said on Monday. Preliminary discussions regarding making this app mandatory for air passengers have been done with the airlines, the government officials noted, adding that the civil aviation ministry is yet to take a decision in this regard. If the proposal is approved in the aviation ministry, passengers who do not have the app on their phone would not be allowed to board their flight the officials noted.
Green status on Aarogya Setu app, web check-in, and temperature checks for all domestic departing and arriving passengers have also been proposed. The draft SOP, circulated among stakeholders, has also mooted rostering the same set of cabin and cockpit crew as long as possible in order to prevent possible cross contamination.
Not just for passengers, the draft SOP has suggested measures that could be followed by security agencies as well as airport operators, including doing away with identity card checks at airport entry gates and ensuring social distancing requirements.
The third phase of coronavirus-triggered lockdown will end on May 17. The government is yet to take a decision regarding resumption of commercial passenger flight services. India has been under lockdown since March 25 to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, which has infected more than 67,100 people and killed over 2,200 till now in the country.