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Zomato mandates delivery persons to install Aarogya Setu app

Source: Zomato PR

Online food delivery platform Zomato today mandated its delivery persons to "install and use" Aarogya Setu, the central government’s contact tracing app, the company’s founder Deepinder Goyal announced. The company will also showcase, on the Zomato app, that a delivery person delivering someone’s order has the app installed, apart from showing their body temperature. With this, Zomato joins Prasar Bharti and Central Armed Police Forces who have already made it mandatory for employees to install the app (more on that below). Goyal went one step ahead and also “encouraged” users to install the app and said that even if the privacy concerns (of which there are many) raised around the app are well-founded, it is beneficial to have the app installed for the sake of the collective. He said: “I am aware of the alleged privacy concerns that some of us have against using the [Aarogya Setu]  app. But even if these concerns were well-founded, it is a small cost to pay for the sake of the collective long term.” — Deepinder Goyal, founder, Zomato https://twitter.com/deepigoyal/status/1252844887797428230 How Zomato will ensure that delivery persons have Aarogya Setu installed: In order to ensure that every delivery person installs the app, the company will allow delivery persons to log into their Zomato Delivery Partner app only if they have the  Aarogya Setu app installed and running in the background. Goyal said that by mandating the use of Aarogya Setu app by its delivery persons, authorities will know at the earliest should its delivery partner comes…

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