THE PENANG STATE Government has adopted “Next Normal” as the working term to denote the immediate post-Covid-19 era. This is exciting in that it proposes that normalcy in the coming years should be perceived as dynamic – and therefore continuously transitional – rather than static.
The Covid-19 pandemic has shaken the global infrastructure of trade, travel and strategy and revealed it to be more fragile than we had thought. The disruptions it has caused will play out differently at the international, regional, national and local levels.
Now, this is a very big deal. An event that manages to floor the global economic ...
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