Coronavirus: Panic buying reported in Johor Baru but Singapore crowds there 'normal', say shoppers

The Aeon Tebrau City mall in Johor Baru. While there were some reports of Singaporeans sweeping supermarket shelves in JB, Malaysians and Singaporeans in the city said the numbers were normal for a weekend.
The Aeon Tebrau City mall in Johor Baru. While there were some reports of Singaporeans sweeping supermarket shelves in JB, Malaysians and Singaporeans in the city said the numbers were normal for a weekend.PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM GOOGLE MAPS

SINGAPORE - Social media posts and memes of Singaporeans charging across the Causeway to sweep supermarket shelves in Johor Baru have been making the rounds.

But interviews by The Straits Times of both Singaporeans and Malaysians there indicate that the number of Singapore visitors were, in fact, normal for a weekend.

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