Commuters from Johor, Malaysia, head to Singapore on March 17, hours before Malaysia imposes a lockdown on travel due to the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Reuters

Coronavirus: Singapore scrambles to house commuting workers after Malaysia bans overseas travel

  • Putrajaya’s measures to curb the spread of Covid-19 include a 14-day self-quarantine for returning residents, and take effect on midnight Tuesday
  • Singapore has offered financial assistance and other aid to local businesses seeking accommodation for Malaysian workers
Topic |   Coronavirus Malaysia
Commuters from Johor, Malaysia, head to Singapore on March 17, hours before Malaysia imposes a lockdown on travel due to the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Reuters
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