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Khairy: Government Working On Token System To Ease Checking In Process Without Smartphones

Currently, MySejahtera is Malaysia's primary contact tracing tool. However, the app does not take advantage of any proximity technology but instead requires users to scan a QR code every time they enter a premise to log their presence.

According to Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin, the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation (MOSTI) is working on a token system that will help ease the checking in process at premises for those who do not own a smartphone. Apparently, the tokens will be similar to Singapore's TraceTogether system which uses Bluetooth proximity technology and exchanges signals with other tokens or smartphones running the app.

Khairy mentioned that the token system will make it easier for those without smartphones and check-in manually by carrying their vaccination card, writing their details in a logbook, or by having family members accompany them by using the MySejahtera's dependent feature. He added that the token device will be given for free.

So far, this sounds pretty promising. We're hoping the government releases a timeline on when it will be available for the public soon.


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