Malaysia-Singapore taxi passengers not affected


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 28 Jan 2020

JOHOR BARU: The novel coronavirus cases recorded in Malaysia and Singapore have not had any adverse effects on travel between both sides.

Johor Baru-Singapore Taxi Car Rental Owner Association president Mohd Suhaimi Saidi said about 195 taxi drivers crossed both sides daily.

“So far, the number of passengers using our taxi services have not been affected by the coronavirus.

“Most of our customers are locals working in Singapore, while we hardly receive any Chinese travellers as they usually use private hired cars to enter the republic, ” he said when contacted yesterday.

Mohd Suhaimi said the association had issued a directive to all its members about the coronavirus as part of its preventive measures.

He added that the association would give out masks to its drivers and ask those with a fever or flu not to come to work or take passengers in their vehicles.

“We noticed that Singapore authorities have been very efficient when it comes to checking those entering or leaving their checkpoints at the Causeway compared with the Malaysian side, ” he said.

Meanwhile, State Education director Azman Adnan advised students in Johor to go for health check-ups if they showed symptoms of the coronavirus or influenza to avoid spreading such diseases to other students, teachers and staff members when school reopens today.

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