Swab, pray, love: Separated by Covid-19, couples go the distance for love

(From left) Ms Melody Tan, Ms Hanli Hoefer and Ms S.J Soh reuniting with their boyfriends in Sweden, Bali and Norway respectively. PHOTO: COURTESY OF MS MELODY TAN, MS HANLI HOEFER AND MS S.J. SOH
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SINGAPORE - Last July, Ms Melody Tan was at her breaking point trying to work out how to reunite with her Sweden-based boyfriend of three years.

It had been four months since she last saw Mr Johan Jornbo, 27, a self-employed financial consultant. Sweden was closed to foreigners and Singapore was in phase two, when strict pandemic border controls were still in place.

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