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A Malaysia Airlines hostess checking the temperature of a passenger from China before she boards a flight to Beijing, at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Kuala Lumpur. — AFP

Former civil servant Chiah Lan Yook had been looking forward to reconnect with old classmates and teachers on her secondary school’s golden jubilee reunion trip to Thailand. The holiday had taken two years to plan and involved reaching out to many ex-students as well as teachers.

Now, amid the Covid-19 crisis affecting the region, that trip to Bangkok and Pattaya by a group of alumni from Sultan Abdul Hamid College in Alor Setar, Kedah, has unfortunately been called off.

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