'A disaster to me,' says Malaysian who commutes daily to Singapore, on Covid-19 lockdown

Commuters arriving in Singapore from Malaysia, near the Woodlands Train Checkpoint on March 17, 2020.
Commuters arriving in Singapore from Malaysia, near the Woodlands Train Checkpoint on March 17, 2020.ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

SINGAPORE - Ms Sunita Varan started packing her bags the moment she heard that her country would be on lockdown from Wednesday (March 18).

On Monday night, Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin announced that workers, like Ms Sunita, who commute between Johor Baru and Singapore daily, will not be able to do so until the end of the month (March 31). The lockdown is to slow down the spread of the coronavirus in the country. 

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