MySejahtera Covid-19 Hotspots Based On Infection Source, MOH Says Amid Missing Malls

By CodeBlue | 28 September 2020

MOH urges people to only share information based on facts to avoid creating unnecessary panic.

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KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 28 — MySejahtera lists Covid-19 hotspots in its tracker based on the source of infection after thorough investigation by health authorities, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said today.

MOH’s statement on its Covid-19 management app came after five shopping centres in the Klang Valley — The Linc KL, Suria KLCC, NU Sentral, KL Gateway Mall, and Sunway Pyramid — and Aeon Nilai in Negri Sembilan reported Covid-19 cases in the past two weeks, but those malls did not show any cases on MySejahtera’s hotspot tracker. (KL Gateway Mall said the suspected case in its premises later turned out negative, but the other five shopping centres reported one positive case each).

The MySejahtera app instead says that no Covid-19 cases have been reported within a 1km radius of those locations in the last 28 days, when searches were run on the app today.

“As a matter of fact, a location being considered as a hotspot is purely based on in depth investigation by MOH on the definite and possible source of infection. All these are based on facts and science,” MOH said in a statement, attributing the statement simply to MySejahtera.

“Appreciation should be given the the said malls for their proactive action as it is a standard operating procedure as per MOH prevention and control action strategy.

“We would like to also commend Malaysians at large for using the functions of MySejahtera regularly and it is clearly evident everyone is updated about the happenings on Covid-19. We also urge Malaysians and residents in Malaysia to only share information based on facts so as not to create unnecessary panic in the community.”

Amid a two-week Sabah state election campaign that concluded on September 26, Covid-19 cases in the state have surged, with over 1,100 new cases reported in less than three weeks from September 9 to September 27.

As multiple cases were reported in the peninsula and Sarawak involving people who previously travelled to Sabah, Covid-19 has now spread to Kuala Lumpur and eight states in the past week, except for Perak and Perlis, while Kedah battles an outbreak and Penang still has four active cases.

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