By Zareef Muzammil
SHAH ALAM, Feb 16 — The public is urged to use the SELangkah (Step In, Safely) mobile application (app) as the sectors of the economy reopens including retail.
State executive councillor for entrepreneur development Rodziah Ismail said the app developed by the Selangor government is now improved and offers various features to ensure its use remains safe during the movement control order (MCO) period.
“We welcome the reopening of more business sectors but the safety aspects must be emphasised when the people go out in the public. It is hoped that SELangkah new innovations will facilitate the frontliners in tracking those who are infected,” she told SelangorKini yesterday.
However, the Batu Tiga assemblyman urged community and business premises owners to remain vigilant to prevent a more serious outbreak.
“If there is no compliance with the standard operating procedure (SOP) it is feared that there will be an outbreak like before from hundreds to thousands of cases that are difficult to control and have a negative impact not only on health but also the economy,” she said.
The SELangkah app received several upgrades including dual-system scanner, GPS-based check-in, scan history view and Covid-19 bulletin.
Previously the application only offered the function of tracking affected premises, exposure risk review, visitor trends and visitor logs.
The government has agreed to open more economic sectors after taking into account the risk assessment made by the Health Ministry but the reopening must be carried out with strict SOPs.