Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has introduced a new feature in the MySejahtera app that enable users to check for infectious disease incidences in their vicinity.
In a tweet, he said the new “Infectious Disease Tracker” feature would show the number of active cases of infectious diseases, such as measles and Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD).
Saya harap sambutan Aidilfitri anda ceria pada Raya kedua. Terus pakai pelitup muka di kawasan tertutup dan/atau sesak. Jika bergejala buat ujian kendiri & lapor di @my_sejahtera.— Khairy Jamaluddin 🇲🇾🌺 (@Khairykj) May 3, 2022
Update terkini MySJ memperkenalkan ciri baharu. Boleh tengok penyakit berjangkit seperti HFMD. pic.twitter.com/g7BYI4ItTM
The feature also give details such as the distance of the cases from the user (in terms of radius) and the time of detection.
All you need to do is to update the application on your mobile phone and you will be able to access the feature.
Meanwhile, Khairy also advised the public to continue wearing face masks in enclosed spaces or crowded areas and to self-test for Covid-19 if they appear symptomatic.
Starting 1 May, the Covid-19 SOPs have been relaxed and Malaysians are no longer required to wear face masks in outdoor areas. The public are also not required to check-in using MySejahtera before entering premises.
However, the face mask mandate is still applicable for indoor activities and while commuting in public transport and e-hailing rides.
In addition, patrons are also required to show their MySejahtera profile to premise owners to verify their risk status if they are asked to do so.
What do you think about this new feature in MySejahtera? Share your thoughts!