By Ling Hui
KUCHING, August 1: Qmunity App has registered 372,226 users in Sarawak four months since its first launching in April 2020 to aid in tracking the movement of people in the state amid the Covid-19 outbreak.
The number was revealed by Kuching South City Council (MBKS) mayor Datuk Wee Hong Seng today at MBKS headquarters as he attended a celebration marking Kuching’s 32nd anniversary as a city.
Since March 18, 2020, Malaysia has implemented a nationwide Movement Control Order (MCO) following the widespread of the Covid-19 virus in the country, which was then relaxed to a Conditional MCO (CMCO) and then Recovery MCO (RMCO).
Throughout this period of time, people needed to shop for supplies and leave home for work, which is why Sarawak came up with the Qmunity location tracking app.
“To battle the Covid-19 pandemic, we (MBKS) developed the Qmunity App, through a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) exercise with JT Utama Sdn Bhd, ARx Media Sdn Bhd and Huawei Cloud to track Covid-19 outbreak in Sarawak.
“The app’s role is to assist Sarawak authorities in efforts to track movements of people for contact tracing.
“The location history of a person can then be established and be contacted in case of any emergency,” said Wee. —DayakDaily