MySejahtera app now has MySJ Trace for improved contact tracing


By now, many Malaysians have gotten used to life with the MySejahtera app. The QR codes we scan with the app serves as a record for COVID-19 contact tracing. But the Ministry of Health (MOH) doesn't seem to think it's enough and has taken steps to improve it.

According to the press release, the MOH has added a MySJ Trace feature to the MySejahtera app. This is essentially a message sharing that sends messages or notifications between users who have the MySejahtera app installed. If a person is diagnosed with COVID-19, the system notify those who may have been in close contact with that person.


Interestingly, the announcement claimed that you will need Bluetooth enabled for the feature to work. This suggests that it would also work when the diagnosed patient is out. For example, if patient A goes to a food court to buy lunch, everyone in the vicinity would get a notification. It also helps the authorities quickly track other people who may get infected by patient A.

The MySejahtera app hasn't been updated on the Android or iOS app stores yet, so we can't test it. If you have already received the update, do let us know how it works! For more news like this, stay tuned to TechNave.