PUTRAJAYA: The public is encouraged to use the MySejahtera application to find out if there are Covid-19 cases reported within a 1km radius of a searched location in the past 28 days.
Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the app's 'Hotspot Tracker' was aimed at helping the public to plan their commute and avoid non-essential travel into risky areas.
"This is in line with the self-empowerment of Malaysians in adjusting to the new norms in daily life. The public needs to take care of themselves, their families and the community around them to ensure that they are free from the virus.
"For those who have not yet downloaded the MySejahtera application, they can do so to use important functions, including self-assessment and health information from the Health Ministry's CPRC (Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre)," he told a press conference today.
He said 752,711 people have used MySejahtera, with 4,565 persons under surveillance (PUS) and 1,868 persons under investigation (PUI) have been detected through the application so far.
Source: New Straits Times