Johor govt hopes to reopen border with S'pore

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 18 Mar 2020

KOTA ISKANDAR: The Johor state government says it hopes to reopen the border with Singapore within the next few days.

Mentri Besar Datuk Hasni Mohammad said this would be done with more stringent health checks on both sides of the border.

“We are coming up with a mitigation plan during this Covid-19 outbreak.

“Among the categories exempted are those with work passes by Malaysia or Singapore, students studying in Singapore, those with specialised skills, businessmen, those involved in logistics and others that would be announced soon, ” he added.

Hasni said this during a press conference after the state executive councillors meeting held at Kota Iskandar here on Wednesday (March 18).

He said a special committee headed by him, the state secretary and state security council would discuss the matter today, and that would have a discussion with their Singaporean counterparts the day after before they forwarded the matter to the Federal Government for announcement.

Beginning Wednesday, the border between Malaysia and Singapore has been locked down, except for lorries and people with special permission.

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