Usage of MySejahtera daily check-ins in Sarawak drops 74.5 pct April 30 to May 1

A man checks in with the MySejahtera app at a roadside stall in this file photo.

KUCHING, May 4: Daily check-ins on the MySejahtera app in Sarawak plummeted by 74.5 per cent immediately, from 1,466,772 check-ins on April 30 to 374,552 on May 1.

The data was gathered from what was published on the Health Ministry’s Github portal.

According to Github, MySejahtera check-ins in Sarawak continued to fall, with 136,736 on May 2 and 102,318 on May 3.

Meanwhile, the nationwide usage of MySejahtera fell by 73.8 per cent on May 1, the day the government lifted the mandatory use of the mobile app to verify people’s presence at premises.

As shown in the data, Malaysia had 4,562,842 daily check-ins on May 1 compared to 17,410,393 total check-ins on April 30.

Prior to the mandate being lifted, Selangor, Malaysia’s most developed state, had the highest usage of the MySejahtera app.

As per the data, daily check-ins in Selangor stood at 3,952,970 on April 30 and dropped dramatically the next day to 950,038—a 75.9 percent drop.

The MySejahtera mandate is just one of several Covid-19 measures implemented by the federal government and now being phased out as the nation approaches endemicity.

On April 27, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin announced in a hybrid press conference streamed live from Putrajaya that beginning May 1, Malaysians will no longer need to scan using the MySejahtera app to enter premises.

Furthermore, on April 28, Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas, confirmed on April 28 that Sarawak will follow the relaxation of standard operating procedures (SOPs) announced by Khairy on April 27, one of which is that Sarawakians are not required to check-in at premises via the MySejahtera app.

Since May 1, some businesses in Sarawak have removed MySejahtera QR codes and related SOPs signs, eager to return to normalcy. — DayakDaily