Health Minister: MySejahtera reactivated starting from today to handle monkeypox infections

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Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has announced that the MySejahtera app will be reactivated starting from today in order to better deal with monkeypox infections. He further elaborated that travellers coming from countries with reported monkeypox cases will be sent an alert on the app.

As reported by The Star, Khairy said that these travellers will be reminded to monitor for symptoms for 21 days. This is because the incubation period for the virus is up to 3 weeks.


This precautionary measure is part of the Health Ministry’s 5-point strategic plan against monkeypox in our country. As of the time of writing, no cases of the virus has been detected in Malaysia.

The Health Minister also announced that in the event of a monkeypox outbreak in our country, MySejahtera's Home Surveillance Order (HSO) SOP for Covid-19 would be replicated. His ministry is also preparing vaccination strategies for close contacts and health workers in the event of a monkeypox outbreak in Malaysia, though there are no plans for mass vaccination just yet.

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