Johor Baru businesses ‘dying’ after travel ban

Angie Tan

The Causeway between Johor (top) and Singapore lacks its usual hustle and bustle after both countries imposed travel bans to stem Covid-19 infections. – AFP pic, September 2, 2020.

BUSINESSES in Johor Baru are taking a major hit without the usual support of Singaporeans or Malaysians returning from the island republic because of the stringent border controls brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, said trade groups.

They told The Malaysian Insight nearly 50% of their business come from Singaporeans or Malaysians living there but the strict travel arrangements imposed by both countries are forcing many businesses to shut down.

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