The Malaysian Defence Force will use a new, locally-developed smartphone application to monitor persons entering the country, real time.

According to special functions minister Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof, the app called TracVirus, developed by Tri-G Technologies Sdn Bhd, would begin its two-week trial at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport today.

"The system can track the position of individuals in real time, in contract to the MySejahtera application which shows the history of a person's last journey," Bernama quoted him saying, adding that for travellers who had previously filled in entry forms manually, the entry process would be speeded up.

If the trial at KLIA goes well, the use of the app could be expanded to other points of entry, in order to encourage travel bubbles.

The app is available for download in Google Play Store, and Apple App Store, and they are available in eight languages: Malay, English, Mandarin, Thai, Korean, Japanese, Indonesian, and Arabic.

The country experienced yet another spike in the number of COVID-19 cases yesterday, with 3,297 new cases, and five deaths recorded, after consecutive days of cases below the 3,000 mark being recorded.

As of yesterday, the country has 283,569 confirmed COVID-19 cases, and 1,056 deaths from the disease.

Globally, the coronavirus has infected more than 111 million people and killed over 2.47 million.

Malaysia received its first shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer-BioNTech yesterday, sparking some hope for the nation.

Source: Bernama
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