NSC says no need to update MySejahtera unless there is a status change

By S. Harrish

THERE is no requirement for the public to update their health status on MySejahtera except under certain circumstances, the National Security Council has clarified.

This comes after several factory workers in Sitiawan, Perak were fined for failing to do so.

NSC director-general Datuk Mohd Rabin Basir said there were only four exceptions to the rule when the self-health assessment was required.

They are if a person has started showing Covid-19 symptoms, travelled overseas, had contact with a Covid-19 patient, or have been diagnosed with Covid-19.

According to a Sin Chew Daily report, Mohd Rabin said that for factories, one need to update the status only if any of its workers had tested positive.

It was reported that 31 factory workers at Kawasan Perindustrian Kampung Acheh in Sitiawan were fined between RM1,500 and RM2,000 on June 5 for failing to update their health status on MySejahtera.

He said the incident could be classified as no further action and the district health office should be requested to cancel the fines.