When Shashi Pratap Singh went to buy groceries from Modern Bazaar on May 17 late morning, he was stopped by the guards at the entrance to Select Citywalk and asked to show his Aarogya Setu status. “As soon as I parked my car there, the security guards basically stopped me and said, ‘Sir, agar aap ke paas Aarogya Setu app hai tabhi aap andar jaa payenge. [You can only go in if you have the Aarogya Setu app]’ So I thought they must have been told so by someone to check or something. So I told them, ‘Mere paas nahin hai. Koi rule hai? Aapka kya entry policy banaya hai kisi ne? [I don’t have it. Is there a rule? Do you have an entry policy?]’ He pointed me to a display board which had a graphic about Aarogya Setu app.” The display board read, “As part of the government directive, we request you to download the Aarogya Setu app … Without this app, entry to the shopping centre is prohibited.” Only people whose self-assessment test displays a “safe” or “low-risk” status will be allowed to enter. [caption id="attachment_215248" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Photo taken on May 17. Source: Shashi Pratap Singh[/caption] Just installing it was not enough. The guards had also been instructed to open the app and see the main page, which would make sense since the user’s risk status is visible only after they have installed the app, registered on it, and taken the self-assessment test at least once.…
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