James Kon & Rokiah Mahmud
The recently introduced BruHealth app will be used to check congregants when mosques reopen for Friday prayers on May 29.
This was stated by Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar at the daily press conference at the Ministry of Health (MoH) yesterday.
He said the BruHealth app will be used when entering and exiting restaurants, cafés, food stalls, golf courses, sports facilities and others; as well as other premises that will be announced in the future.
“Those who have not registered are encouraged to download and register to the BruHealth app. As announced by the Ministry of Religious Affairs, mosques will re-open for Friday prayers on May 29,” the minister said.
Meanwhile, apart from mosques, churches and temples are also required to obtain the BruHealth QR code, Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar said.
He said the requirement is needed as these places are among the high-risk and need to comply with the 30 per cent capacity rule and practise social distancing.
The minister said the BruHealth app will notify if the place such as mosques or restaurants have the 30 per cent quota and if so, users will not be able to register and will have to find alternative mosques or restaurants.
“For Friday prayers, users need to update their self-assessment on the day itself and continue to update the status for one week to track their health condition after that. Those who do not update their self-assessment will not be able to use the app the next time they want to register as it will consider the person not trustworthy.”
For a user registering for others such as parents and children, the colour code resulting from it will not affect the user or owner of the phone as it directs only to the person they are registering for,” the minister said.
The minister said following the announcement about the BruHealth app at the recent press conference, 84,525 individuals and 1,317 business premises have registered for the application.
The breakdown of individuals who have successfully registered for the BruHealth app are 53,066 for Android and 31,459 for iOS.
Meanwhile, registration has also been done by 797 restaurants, 85 gyms and fitness centres, 81 retail shops, 65 food stalls, 48 offices, 17 recreational clubs, 15 schools, 14 workshops, 12 salons/barbershops, 12 places of interest, 11 shopping malls, 10 markets, eight golf courses, seven health centres and clinics, six indoor playgrounds, two cinemas, one supermarket and 126 halls.