The MySejahtera app has been part of the daily lives of pretty much everyone in the country since its inception. Though it looks like that may come to an end soon. According to Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin, the government is considering scrapping the mandatory QR code check-ins using the app.
According to the minster, the ministry will first assess the situation from 1 April onwards, when the country transitions to the endemic phase, and reopens its international travel borders. This includes analysing mobility and infection patterns. And if there are no significant changes, then the decision of stopping the use of the MySejahtera app for contact tracing can be made as soon as within a month.
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Khairy also said that data on mobility and infections were still available in the MySejahtera app. And if there were no major changes in both, then it makes sense to stop the practice of checking in with the app.
Earlier today, Dr Koh Kar Chai, president of the Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) said that it was time to consider doing away with the practice of checking in by scanning QR codes, as it is no longer useful for contact tracing. Instead, He said that it should transition into an app that serves as something like a centralised personal health record system.