COVID-19 Tracking Applications Acceptance among General Populace: An Overview in Malaysia

Mahmoud Al-shami, Rawad Abdulghafor, Abdulaziz Aborujilah, Abubakar Yagoub, Sherzod Turaev, Mohammed A.H. Ali

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The COVID-19 pandemic forced governments to implement strategies for contact tracing due to the disease’s ease of spread. The Malaysian government has sought to develop and implement a digital contact-tracking application to make it easier and faster to detect the spread; the system has become an integral part of the exit strategy from mandated lockdowns. These applications keep track of the user’s proximity with others who are in the system to inform them early on if they are at a risk of infection. The effectiveness of these applications depends on the willingness of users to install and allow the application to track their location at all times. Therefore, this research aims to identify the factors that would stimulate or slow down the adoption of contact-tracing apps.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4060
JournalSustainability (Switzerland)
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2023


  • COVID-19
  • model
  • tracing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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