CNA IN FOCUS: How COVID-19 has disrupted the close links between Singapore and Johor…

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IN FOCUS: How COVID-19 has disrupted the close links between Singapore and Johor

The coronavirus has brought traffic at one of the world’s busiest land crossings to a grinding halt. CNA takes an in-depth look at how students, families and businesses are coping with the situation.


By Amir Yusof
@AmirYusofCNA
23 Oct 2020 11:06PM(Updated: 24 Oct 2020 10:24AM)

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The border closures enforced by authorities to curb the spread of COVID-19 meant that people who commute regularly between both sides had some hard choices to make. 

Malaysian students like Lee who commute daily had to decide whether to stay put in Singapore so that their education would not be disrupted. Families were kept apart, while livelihoods were hit and businesses had to adapt. 

Given the severity of the pandemic, there is no clear indication when around 300,000 Malaysians will be able to restart commuting daily across the Causeway. But what this episode has brought into stark focus is the interdependency between both sides.

For the article:

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/covid-singapore-johor-links-disruptions-rgl-pca-13319576?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

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