The Government has mandated the use of the MySejahtera mobile app for all businesses nationwide. The move is to facilitate contact tracing processes and will aid the Ministry of Health (MOH) in detecting those exposed to COVID-19 patients.
Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Ismail Yaakob said while businesses are allowed to offer alternatives such as the Selangor state government’s Selangkah app, the public must register via the MySejahtera app.
Exemptions will be given to premises in rural areas or small towns that do not have stable Internet connectivity; they are allowed to keep manual records.
The Attorney General’s Chambers will gazette mandating the use of the app soon.
MySejahtera is an app developed by the Malaysian government to assist in managing the COVID-19 outbreak in the country. It also allows users to perform health self-assessment on themselves and their families. In addition, the app enables the MOH to monitor users’ health condition and consequently take immediate appropriate action. The app can also locate the nearest hospitals and clinics for COVID-19 screening and treatment.
Meanwhile, the Government has made it mandatory to wear face masks when using public transportation such as buses, taxis, e-hailing rides, trains, as well as public places as of 1 August 2020. Public places include public markets, farmers’ markets, night markets, supermarkets, tourist attractions, and cinemas.
Wearing a face mask is not mandatory at home and in private vehicles, during physical activity and for children aged two years and under.
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