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​Partial reopening of city state border brings relief

Published on: 18-Aug-2020

South China Morning Post

Now, after five months, commuters can cross the Singapore and Malaysia border again - either under the periodic commuting arrangement that allows Malaysians working in Singapore to return home, or the "reciprocal green lane" for essential business and official travel between both countries for up to 14 days. Dylan Loh, an assistant professor of international studies at NTU, said he thought it was "just a matter of time" before the border was fully reopened, given the "significant reasons on both sides" to do so. However, he warned that "this expectation needs to be tempered with managing the coronavirus, particularly since both countries are acutely aware of how damaging second-wave infections are".

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