Meet TracVirus – The New App To Track Visitor Entry In Malaysia
The Malaysian Civil Defence Force is planning to use TracVirus, a locally-developed smartphone application to obtain data and monitor all persons entering the country.
Minister in Prime Minister’s Department (Special Functions), Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof announced yesterday that the system would speed up the entry process of those who had previously filled in the form manually, including health information such as Covid-19 screening results.
According to Redzuan, the system is capable of tracking individuals’ positions in real time as opposed to the MySejahtera application that only displays the history of a person’s last journey.
The application would go through a two-week trial period starting today at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) to test its effectiveness before it is being expanded to other points of entry, thus encouraging travel bubbles.
Redzuan added that he had also discussed the matter with health minister Adham Baba, especially on the data-sharing aspect.
The TracVirus application will be available for download from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, and can be used in eight languages – Malay, English, Mandarin, Thai, Korean, Japanese, Indonesian and Arabic.