MySejahtera

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MySejahtera application
MySejahtera logo.png
Developer(s) National Security Council (MKN)
Ministry of Health (KKM)
Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit (MAMPU)
Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC)
Initial release16 April 2020;19 months ago (2020-04-16)
Stable release
1.0.45 / 3 September 2021;2 months ago (2021-09-03)
Written in
Operating system Android, iOS, HarmonyOS
Available inEnglish, Malay
Type Digital contact tracing
COVID-19 apps
Website mysejahtera.malaysia.gov.my
One of the MySejahtera QR code in a Lotus's store, visitors are required to scan this QR code as record and for those who didn't scan when enter, they have a probability to be fined or sent to prison by the police department for disobey the state of emergency act in Malaysia. MySejahtera QR code in Tesco but with the name Lotus's on it.jpg
One of the MySejahtera QR code in a Lotus's store, visitors are required to scan this QR code as record and for those who didn't scan when enter, they have a probability to be fined or sent to prison by the police department for disobey the state of emergency act in Malaysia.

MySejahtera is a mobile application developed by the Government of Malaysia to facilitate contact tracing efforts in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Malaysia. The main goal is quick identification of persons who may have come into close contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

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History

MySejahtera was developed with the strategic cooperation of cooperation of the National Security Council, the Health Ministry, the Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit (MAMPU), and the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC). The app was launched by the former Health Minister Adham Baba on 20 April 2020. The MySejahtera app is available on the Gallery of Malaysian Government Mobile Applications (GAMMA), Apple App Store, Google Play, and the Huawei AppGallery. [1]

On 19 November 2020, the Director General Noor Hisham Abdullah confirmed that 9,167 COVID-19 cases had been identified by the MySejahtera app since its launch in April 2020 via contact tracing methods including local district health offices using MySejahtera's database and the tracking of potential close contacts of COVID-19 patients. [2]

By 27 August 2021, 1.9 million of the 2.32 million students aged between 12 and 17 years enrolled at Malaysia national schools worldwide had registered for COVID-19 vaccinations via the MySejahtera app. [3]

In early November 2021, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin stated that the MySejahtera app would not be used for moral policing in response to Leader of the Opposition Anwar Ibrahim's claim that the MySejahtera app was showing Muslims checking into gaming outlets. [4]

Contact tracing

The main function of MySejahtera application is to assist the department in managing and mitigating the COVID-19 outbreak, enable users to monitor their health condition throughout the COVID-19 outbreak, assist users in getting treatment immediately if they are diagnosed with COVID-19 disease and locate nearest health facilities for COVID-19 screening and treatment. It is also widely used in the country for checking in when visiting a new place via the QR code scanning method and is now also used for COVID-19 vaccine registrations. [5] [6]

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References

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