We’re all familiar with the contact tracing app, MySejahtera…
In case you’re unfamiliar (which you shouldn’t), MySejahtera is a mobile app that was created by the government to facilitate tracing efforts in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Malaysia.
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Its main purpose is quick identification of persons who may have come into close contact with anyone who has tested for COVID-19… in other words, the app keeps us safe from the COVID-19 virus.
However, since Malaysia is now moving into the endemic phase, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said that his ministry is closely monitoring the number of infections in the country as restrictions are slowly eased.
“As we reopen the borders and ease restrictions this fasting month, we would need to see if there are any drastic changes in the mobility and infection patterns for the next few weeks,” he said, stating the numbers are stable enough that Malaysians might not have to use the MySejahtera app for check-ins anymore.
“If there are no significant fluctuations, then we can drop the MySejahtera check-ins,” he added.
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Other restrictions such as the monitoring of body temperature and the manual recording of personal information were already dropped on February 11th, 2022, and dropping MySejahtera for check-ins entirely would prove a significant step forward for all Malaysians in the COVID-19 era.
This would be huge progress!
Life is getting back to normal, like how it was before the pandemic. But please don’t be complacent and remember to follow the SOPs that have been set by the government.
By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat