As Malaysia hunkers down for the Covid-19 pandemic, what will it mean for Singapore’s businesses and workers?

SINGAPORE (Mar 20): On any given day, Woodlands Interchange, just a few hundred metres from the Woodlands Checkpoint, is a hive of non-stop activity. The interchange serves not just the housing estate, but is also one of the major public transport hubs for commuters going in and out of Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

However, during the evening rush hour on March 18, the interchange was quieter than usual. This was the first day of the fortnight-long movement control order announced by the Malaysian government in a bid to curb the spread of the Covid-19 virus among its residents.

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