Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said the Health Ministry (KKM) will decide on whether to continue with MySejahtera check-ins within a week or two after studying the infection pattern and trend.
He said the decision will take into consideration the current developments in the country which has passed the peak of the Omicron wave and is now in the midst of transition to the endemic phase.
“For this transition phase, whether we are satisfied with the trend of infections where we no longer need micro-detection, or we are brave enough to relax the MySejahtera check-in requirement, we will make a decision on it.”
“The KKM is monitoring in terms of infection patterns and we will decide within a week or two whether we will continue or not in terms of scanning the MySejahtera code for check-ins,” he said at a press conference yesterday (14 April).
He said this when responding to a question on the decline in the average number of check-ins using the MySejahtera application, and whether its use was still relevant in the Transition to Endemic Phase.
He also reminded the public that the standard operating procedures (SOP) of Covid-19 still require every individual to check-in using the app except in open areas, although the country is heading towards to endemic phase.
Khairy explained that the use of the feature is still relevant to inform those found to be casual contacts of a positive Covid-19 case.
“At the peak of the Omicron wave, we found that of the casual contacts who were notified by MySejahtera, 45% were positive, and they had taken steps to isolate themselves.”
“So, to say that this contact tracking system (MySejahtera application) is no longer relevant, I do not quite agree with it,” he said.