BruHealth app applauded for its efficacy

Wani Roslan

Following the introduction of the BruHealth app last month, the public has been applauding the authorities for the initiative to ease contact tracing in the case of an outbreak of COVID-19.

Norrashidah Juni had nothing but praises for the government in setting up an app as a precautionary measure amid the mitigation stage of COVID-19.

“The BruHealth app makes contact tracing easier,” she said. “After all, we don’t know everyone who frequents public spaces such as restaurants, gyms, offices and shops.”

She admitted that the app has eased the anxiety surrounding the virus, especially when it comes to the safety of children and senior citizens.

Nor Amalina Ahmad echoed Norrashidah’s sentiments by expressing her appreciation to the government’s efforts to curb the outbreak, especially the launch of the BruHealth app.

A person scans the QR code on display at a public facility. PHOTOS: RAHWANI ZAHARI
A gym goer gets her temperature taken at the entrance

“I believe that this app will be especially valuable in the case of an outbreak by allowing the government to keep control of the situation more efficiently,” she said. “The app is also user-friendly. All I have to do is update my assessment every day and scan before and after visiting the premises.”

She also enjoyed the app’s news updates feature to keep the public abreast with the latest developments of COVID-19 in the country.

Meanwhile, Mohammad Azri said, “I like the Friday Prayers Code feature, as I can book a slot at the mosque. It is convenient and it makes me feel safe knowing that the mosque won’t be crowded.”

“I also feel safer wherever I go now,” he said, adding that “of course, we still have to comply with the guidelines set by the Ministry of Health (MoH), such as social distancing, wearing face masks and other precautionary measures”.

To date, over 350,000 individuals have registered with the BruHealth app.