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MySejahtera scan not compulsory starting from 1 May

Public can now enter premises without scanning regardless vaccination status
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MySejahtera scans will no longer be mandatory for Malaysians before entering any premises starting from 1 May.

However, premises owners have the right to check the health condition of their visitors to see if they have been tested positive for Covid-19, high-risk condition, or have been placed under home monitoring (HSO).

Even though scanning is no longer needed, MySJ Trace still functions to trace nearby Covid-19 positive cases and the public are asked to turn on the feature.

There have been mounting calls for the check-in feature to be removed, with many suggesting that it should be removed because the country was approaching endemicity, while others were concerned about privacy concerns.

Since the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) highlighted the question of the app’s ownership last month, the check-in rate on the MySejahtera app has dropped by 26%, or 6.3 million.

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Individuals who are not allowed to enter premises are those who are Covid-19 positive even though they are fully vaccinated and individuals who are under HSO, including unvaccinated travellers arriving in Malaysia 

Ministry of Health, Khairy Jamaluddin

Meanwhile, he stated that anyone, regardless of their vaccination status, is now free to visit the premises.

Nurul Izzah
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