About 100,000 Malaysians working in Singapore have no living arrangements in the country. <small> Cover image via Twitter @anthraxxxxx Twitter @bongkersz </small>
Over 10,000 people rushed to the Johor-Singapore Causeway after PM Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced that Malaysia will be implementing a nationwide restricted movement order (RMO)
According to the restricted movement order which took effect at midnight on Wednesday, 18 March, all Malaysians would be banned from travelling overseas until the end of the month.
This directly affects about 400,000 Malaysians who commute daily to and from Singapore for work and studies.
Last night’s frenzy saw a sea of people walking on foot from Johor Bahru
According to CNA, people lined up for hours at the customs and pedestrians were seen carrying luggage bags to Singapore.
Many then camped out at the Singapore Woodlands Checkpoint while waiting for private transport after crossing the Causeway.
She added, "In the few hours that we've been (working with them), we've been able to match more than 10,000 so far in the few short hours we had, so we're confident that those affected will be able to find suitable accommodation by the end of the night."
The minister was speaking at a press conference held by the multi-ministry task force on COVID-19, reported The Straits Times.
As of yesterday, 17 March, about 10,000 Malaysian workers who have chosen to stay in Singapore have been matched to temporary accommodations.<br></br></p>
The Singapore government will financially assist companies in accommodating their staff during this period:
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed that anyone found outside their home and at a social gathering during the restricted movement order can be jailed up to two years:
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