The corona virus lock down in Malaysia has raged tens of thousands of its citizens commuting to Singapore every day to come home to get their belongings and return to the neighboring city-state on Tuesday. This has led to an increase in hotel bookings from companies in Singapore who want to accommodate their affected employees at the last minute for the next two weeks.
The nationwide motion control plan announced by Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin on Monday evening is designed to curb the spread of the Coronavirus in Malaysia and is currently the highest among countries in Southeast Asia.
All Malaysians are prohibited from entering and leaving the country during the two-week blackout period from Wednesday to March 31. This order also affects the estimated 300,000 workers who travel daily from Malaysia to neighboring Singapore to work or study.