Families kept apart - Covid-19's huge hidden cost

Travel during the pandemic has its risks, but the reopening of borders is a lifeline for families longing to reunite

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Standing in the immigration line at New York's JFK International Airport with masked multitudes fresh off the planes from Singapore and Paris, I tried not to worry that the man behind me kept no safe distance.

Those of us who had flown from Changi had endured 17 hours on board with our masks on, except during meal times.

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