PETALING JAYA: There is no need for the public to update their health status on MySejahtera except under certain circumstances, the National Security Council (MKN) has clarified after several factory workers in Perak were fined for failing to do so.
Based on the current SOPs, MKN director-general Mohd Rabin Basir said there were only four situations when self-health assessments were required: when one is exhibiting symptoms, has recently been overseas, has come into contact with a Covid-19 patient or has tested positive.
“According to MKN’s SOP, if a factory has any of its workers testing positive, all the employees must then perform daily self-health assessments through MySejahtera,” he told Sin Chew Daily.
Mohd Rabin’s comments came in response to a joint SOP-compliance spot check conducted by enforcement officers at Kawasan Perindustrian Kampung Acheh in Sitiawan, Perak on June 5, which resulted in 31 factory workers being fined between RM1,500 and RM2,000 for failing to update their health status on MySejahtera.
The fines will be revoked, he said, adding that he had advised the authorities to take the necessary action to request the district health office to cancel the fines.
However, he stressed that should positive cases be detected in any factory, the SOP stipulates that all employees must conduct self-assessments on MySejahtera.
In a statement, Perak police chief Mior Faridalathrash Wahid said that having looked into the fines issued, it had become apparent there had been some confusion over the SOPs
Given MKN’s clarification, he added that the district health office would advise the attorney general’s chambers to cancel the compounds issued to the factory workers.