BruHealth app requires public cooperation

Syazwani Hj Rosli

Full cooperation from the public is needed for the BruHealth app to work as intended.

This was said by Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah during a press conference yesterday.

“At the moment,” he said, “supermarkets are managing their own systems of crowd control. We would like to extend this (app) to them in the future.”

He added, “At present, if there is a positive case that visited a supermarket, we will not be able to carry out contact tracing as we have no idea who else was at the premises at the same time. With this app, which allows for the scanning of a QR code before and after a visit to a business establishment, it will cut down the time needed to track down contacts.”

The minister said, “While we believe we will benefit immensely from this app, we still need the public to cooperate. Users must have the Bluetooth on their mobile phones turned on at all times.”