Airtel, Jio launches coronavirus symptom checker tool; Government of India launches Corona Kavach

Airtel, Jio launches coronavirus symptom checker tool; Government of India launches Corona Kavach

Highlights
  • Airtel has launched the coronavirus symptom checker tool, in partnership with Apollo Hospitals. 
  • Jio has also launched a similar tool, called COVID-19 India tool. The tool is powered by Microsoft Teams. 
  • Corona Kavach, a COVID-19 tracker app uses the smartphone location service and warns the user if they are on a high-risk location or come near to an infected person.

Bharti Airtel, in partnership with Apollo Hospitals, has launched a coronavirus symptom checker tool, called Apollo247. The tool is built on the guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW). Recently, Reliance Jio has also launched a similar coronavirus symptom checker tool in partnership with Microsoft.

Airtel subscribers can use the coronavirus symptom checker tool from the Airtel Thanks app. The tool is also available on website airtel.apollo247.com and is accessible by everyone. The tool is a questionnaire that asks the user about age, gender, current body temperature, travel history, medical history, and based on the answer, it categorizes the risk of having the disease. The tool also advises the user based on the result.

Reliance Jio has also launched a coronavirus symptom checker tool, called COVID-19 India tool. Jio users can access the tool through the MyJio app by tapping the hamburger icon, and then tapping on Reliance Foundation COVID-19. The tool is also available for everyone on the website covid.bhaarat.ai. Similar to the Airtel, Jio’s symptom checker tool is a questionnaire and based on the answers, it categorizes the risk of having the disease. Apart from the symptom checker, the tool also provides useful information related to coronavirus, such as helpline numbers, test center details, statistics, and frequently asked questions (Faqs).

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has launched a COVID-19 tracker app, called Corona Kavach. The app uses the location service of the smartphone and warns the user if they are on a high-risk location or come near to an infected person. The app also asks questions to check whether the user has symptoms of coronavirus, and based on the result, the app gives suggestions to the user. The app is available to download from the Google Play store. However, the app is still in beta and is undergoing final testing.

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