The app is aimed at augmenting the initiatives of the Centre, particularly the Department of Health, in proactively reaching out to and informing the users of the app regarding risks, best practices and relevant advisories pertaining to the containment of Covid-19.
"If smartphone users do not have the 'Aarogya Setu' app installed on their mobile phones, then that will be punishable and considered a violation of the lockdown
directions," Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police, Law and Order, Ashutosh Dwivedi said.
The district police had on Sunday announced extending the Criminal Procedure Code section 144, which bars assembly of four or more people, till May 17, as the central government extended the nationwide lockdown
by another two weeks in a bid to check the spread of the virus.
"Spitting in public places will attract punishment along with a fine. Not wearing a face mask in public places or offices will also be a punishable offence.
During the lockdown period, political, social, religious, sports gatherings as well as protest marches and rallies will remain banned across Noida
and Greater Noida, the official said in the order.
"The central government has extended the lockdown till May 17 in view of the coronavirus
pandemic. Gautam Buddh Nagar has been identified as 'red zone' and hotspots have been identified here. During this duration, all guidelines of the lockdown are to be followed," he said.
Gautam Buddh Nagar, which falls in the 'Red Zone', has 34 containment zones and has recorded 179 positive cases of coronavirus
so far, with 102 of these patients being cured and discharged from hospitals, according to official figures.