A week after the sudden MCO that left thousands of Malaysians facing an uncertain future, Malaysia announced that the lockdown would be extended to April 14th. Shortly after, Singapore stated that the temporary housing support given to Malaysian workers would not be extended beyond the original MCO date of March 31st.

Where does this leave the Malaysians who chose to ride out the lockdown here? We spoke to some of them about their first week in limbo.

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