Former deputy prime minister
Thailand is facing two main challenges in its transition to a new
normal – a challenge to our way of life and a challenge to our economy.
The tour advises players to eat in the designated hotel where we stay and should not go out for dining. It is a bit tough for me as I like Thai food and do not like western food. But I have to adjust myself to this ‘new normal’ life.
Dean of the faculty of medicine,
Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University
We are afraid about the news of no local transmissions [of Covid-19] in the country right now because it makes people less concerned about preventing it
Those who visit Thailand will need to be assured they will be totally safe from contracting the disease.
Former prime minister
The Covid-19 pandemic shows what we can expect if we are not prepared to deal with things like globalisation, technological disruption or disparity.
Executive chairman, Asia Aviation,
The parent shareholder of Thai AirAsia
When tourism returns with social distancing practices, it will be an opportunity to set limits in terms of carrying capacity at each site to preserve nature and select the quality of tourists.
Group chief executive,
Meetings and exhibitions will be held as hybrids, mixing between physical and virtual experiences instead of full-scale events.
Chief executive officer,
Advanced Info Services
In the last three months, the contagion has caused more tremendous consequences worldwide than any other crises … The ways Thais live and work will never be the same.
Chief executive Officer,
Pruksa Holding Plc
Purchasing power is lower. People are unemployed. Homebuyers have lost the confidence to spend. This outlook will extend until next year. The market will resume growth in 2022.
The pandemic has reset everything and completely changed the consumer mindset. After the outbreak, consumers will spend their lives in great caution. Health is the new wealth, kindness is the new cool. They will make their decisions based on feelings and be considerate and sympathetic.
Council of University Presidents of Thailand
I think from now on, it is necessary that Thais be [self-reliant]
President and CEO,
Mercedes-Benz (Thailand) Ltd
Over the past few months, COVID-19 has become the biggest concern for people around the world. To prevent the spread of coronavirus, we need to keep social distancing and ultimately change our lifestyle completely. On the other hand, PM 2.5, one of our major concerns since the beginning of the year, has become something that people were talking about less and less. Yet the problem is still there. Road transport contributes to 50% of PM 2.5 in the air, according to the Pollution Control Department. In Bangkok alone, we have over 10 million registered vehicles. That means no matter how long we have to deal with COVID-19, PM 2.5 will continue to be one of the biggest concerns. It will continue to be a major environmental problem and Thais will have to come up with ways to solve it.