Spike in cases may disrupt border opening


PONTIAN: The increase in Covid-19 cases in Johor may disrupt efforts to reopen the Johor-Singapore border, says Datuk Hasni Mohammad.

“We want the border to reopen soon as Johor’s economy is highly dependent on Singapore.

“With the increase in Covid-19 cases, our efforts to reopen the border would be disrupted, ” the Johor Mentri Besar said during the Johor Writers’ annual general assembly in Benut.

Hasni said several government agencies had to be quarantined due to the increase in cases.

On a separate matter, Hasni said the state government would implement the food basket programme to assist Malaysians working in Singapore as announced during the tabling of the Johor Budget 2021.

“In the initial phase, the food basket will be provided to some 1,000 Malaysians there.

“We will be working with the Malaysian High Commissioner in Singapore as well as a Malaysian non-governmental organisation, ” he added.

On the state budget, Hasni said he looked forward to a fruitful debate.

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