QR-code wristbands to monitor travellers’ whereabouts yet to be implemented

File photo depicting a vacant arrival hall at Kuching International Airport.

Follow and subscribe to DayakDaily on Telegram for faster news updates.

By Malcolm Lau

KUCHING, Mar 28: The QR-code wristband developed by Sarawak Multimedia Authority (SMA) is still being prepared and will be implemented at all of Sarawak’s Points of Entry (POE) once they are done.

The wristband is for the Sarawak Disaster Management to track the whereabouts of travellers into Sarawak in order to curb and control the spread of Covid-19 in Sarawak.

DayakDaily visited Kuching International Airport on Saturday to check on its implementation but was told by some of the airline companies still offering flights that the system had not been implemented to the Sarawak POE.

“People who had reached Kuching were asked to fill a form first,” one of the operators who declined to be named said.

“We are not sure when the implementation will be done and we were still waiting for the news from KKM (Ministry of Health),” she said.

Meanwhile, DayakDaily managed to contact SMA and was told that the QR-code wristband was still in the process of being set up and it was estimated that the wristband would be completed by next week.

Once the mechanism is done, it will be implemented to all Sarawak’s POE and Sarawak Disaster Management will be able to track the person who is undergoing self-quarantine for Covid-19. —DayakDaily