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KUALA LUMPUR – The Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) has called for an end to the use of the MySejahtera app for contact tracing purposes, saying that it may have now outlived its usefulness.

Its president Dr Koh Kar Chai said that the app’s scanning feature for the purpose of contact tracing is no longer as useful as it was in the earlier phases of the pandemic. He noted the high transmissions of Covid-19 in the community.

“As we are transitioning towards an endemic phase of Covid-19, it is time that we consider a halt to the scanning of MySejahtera each time we enter a premise, especially when we complete the phase of transition.

“The use of Mysejahtera allowed contact tracing to be done during the height of the pandemic, a feat that would have been impossible without the MySejahtera app.

“However, it may have outlived its usefulness as a contact tracing app,” he said in a statement today.

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