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Coronavirus

India makes government tracing app mandatory for all workers

A health worker uses an infrared thermometer to measure the temperature of a labourer at the construction site in Ahmedabad, India.   © Reuters

NEW DELHI (Reuters) -- India has mandated that all public and private sector employees use a government-backed Bluetooth tracing app and maintain social distancing in offices as New Delhi begins easing some of its lockdown measures in lower-risk areas.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government on Friday said India -- the country with the largest number of people in lockdown --  would extends its nationwide control measures for another two weeks from Monday to battle the spread of the coronavirus that causes the COVID-19 illness, but allow "considerable relaxations" in lower-risk districts.

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