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Dear MEL Topic Readers,
Recovery expert: ‘Some businesses will never reopen’
When the lockdown is lifted, would you like to jump in a line for a buffet brunch at a gourmet restaurant where a chef slices roast beef just in front of you, or share a hot pot with your friends or guests at a popular Chinese restaurant? Will you be looking for discounted airfares and hotel rooms, or back-to-business sale at a shopping mall? One thing is for sure. Just wearing a face mask won’t make you feel protected any longer. Also, any enclosed environment, such as an elevator, subway, bus or office may make you worried if the fellow passengers or workers are virus carriers. Of course, time will ease such worries. But some of the pre-coronavirus norms and business practices may never come back. People will expect tighter cleanliness and hygiene standards in shops, restaurants, offices, schools, hotels, and public transports. How much and how long will it take to rebuild new norms if old practices are no longer valid in business? Not all businesses are likely to adapt to new norms.
Enjoy reading the article and think about what you will expect after the pandemic.