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.
(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

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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