Sarawak launches COVIDTrace and Qmunity app

The Sarawak Government has officially launched two mobile apps meant to help in suppressing the spread of Covid-19 in Sarawak.

The apps, called COVIDTrace and Qmunity respectively, function in separate ways. However, both apps are essential when it comes to contact tracing of those infected by the virus.

COVIDTrace and Qmunity app

COVIDTrace records the duration of encounters between two COVIDTrace users, while Qmunity allows users to check-in at businesses or locations before they enter the respective premises.

This in turns enables faster and more accurate contact tracing when a particular Covid-19 cluster is detected, hence giving authorities, particularly the Ministry of Health ample time to reduce spread of the virus.

The introduction of both apps, particularly the Qmunity App is much welcomed by many as it further decreases contact among humans.

This comes as many businesses have resorted to customers jotting down their personal information using a common pen and book before they enter their premises as required by the Sarawak Standard Operating Procedure for Covid-19.

Such practice had been highly criticized as both the pen and book could act as a medium to spread Covid-19.

That said, the introduction of Qmunity allows customers to scan the business premise QR code to list down their information, hence decreasing contact entirely.

Thanks to the ease of use, the Qmunity App is widely used in most business premises within Sarawak.

COVIDTrace and Qmunity app

Both apps ere jointly developed by Sarawak Multimedia Authority (SMA) and Sarawak Information Systems Sdn Bhd (Sains) and is now available on both Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

You can download the apps in the link below.