Singapore faces bigger contraction as Malaysia shuts borders


People walk across the Woodlands Causeway with their luggages last night, from Johor to Singapore, hours before Malaysia imposes a lockdown on travel due to the coronavirus outbreak. - Reuters

SINGAPORE: Malaysia’s movement control order is the latest threat to a Singapore economy already reeling from the coronavirus outbreak.

The city state relies heavily on its neighbour’s workers and food, and Malaysia’s move Monday night to ban all visitors and prevent residents from travelling overseas for about two weeks will choke off a key labour channel.

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