malaymail.com 04 May, 2021 15:15 am

Khairy: HIDE system allows for transparent approach to containing Covid-19

Khairy: HIDE system allows for transparent approach to containing Covid-19
KUALA LUMPUR, May 4 — The Hotspots Identification for Dynamic Engagement system (HIDE) will allow the government to take a sharper and more transparent approach in containing the Covid-19 pandemic, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Khairy Jamaluddin said today. In a special media...

“Third is to tighten crowd control, lower the number of occupants at all times and to have better on-premise surveillance, omnipresence by police, Rela or PGM,’’ said Khairy.Khairy said the HIDE will take into account several factors including crowd density, confined spaces and air ventilation to predict whether a particular location could potentially be a Covid-19 hotspot.The HIDE system also fully utilised the MySejahtera application where close contacts of a particular hotspots will also be notified, said Khairy.In the press conference, Khairy said that HIDE had identified 1,660 hotspots nationwide, with bazaars, office space, shopping malls among the most recorded places with high Covid-19 infections, especially in the Klang Valley.

Khairy said residential areas are also an area of concern for local authorities.“Residential areas are still a blind spot, we really need residential areas, including condominiums, high rise [buildings], especially dense residential areas to put the MySejahtera QR code there,’’ said Khairy.

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