As Malaysians bid farewell to MySejahtera, what’s next for the app?


Though it may no longer be needed for check-in, Khairy said the management teams at various premises are still required to check the risk status of visitors through the MySejahtera app. — FAIHAN GHANI/The Star

PETALING JAYA: Social media users have created memes to say goodbye to MySejahtera after Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin announced that it will no longer be mandatory to check-in to premises using the app starting May 1.

The admin on Mydin Malaysia’s Twitter and Facebook accounts uploaded a memorial photo for MySejahtera with the line “March 2020 - May 2022”. The post has received more than 28,000 likes.

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Other netizens have also made memes depicting MySejahtera on a tombstone, signifying its demise. There were videos made to say goodbye to MySejahtera using a popular clip and song from the movie Furious 7.

Though it may no longer be needed for check-in, Khairy in a press conference yesterday (April 27) said the management team at various premises are still required to check the risk status of visitors through the app.

Individuals with “high risk” status displayed on the app – Covid-19 positive and who have been given a Home Surveillance Order – will not be allowed to enter premises.

He also urged users to activate the ‘MySJ Trace’ feature on the app to enable contact tracing.

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Khairy added that MySejahtera’s hotspot tracker will be improved to track other infectious diseases such as rabies, measles, dengue and hand-foot-and mouth disease (HFMD).

“These locations will be determined based on the number of active cases within the user’s surrounding area,” he said.

He said the improved hotspot tracker will be helpful when users plan their ‘balik kampung’ or holiday journeys as they will be able to avoid visiting high-risk areas.

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