Thursday, May 28, 2020

DBKL Launches KLStep Contact Tracing System

Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has launched KLStep, a contact tracing system that registers visitor information at any business premises in the city. Similar to the Selangor-based SELangkah system that was launched earlier this month, the public are required to provide their name, phone number and temperature before entering any shops or malls during the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) period.

If you’re familiar with the other contact tracing systems that have been introduced in Malaysia prior to this, the steps required for KLStep are pretty much the same. Basically, visitors are required to use their smartphone camera to scan a QR code that is provided by the business premise that they are visiting. 

After scanning, the code will provide the user a link to the KLStep website where they can enter their personal details, as well as current temperature (scanned and provided by on-location personnel). From there, visitors are only allowed entry to the premises only when they have successfully submitted the information to the system.

The information provided by users will facilitate the Ministry of Health (MOH) to conduct contact detection in the event of reported COVID-19 cases at the respective premises.

All business premises in the city had been informed about the new system, stated Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan during the KLStep launch earlier today. “It is not compulsory for them to use this system, but we highly encourage that they do so,” he added. 

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