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Analysis: Inside Thailand’s retail apocalypse

Thailand, a nation of almost 70 million, is, along with much of Southeast Asia, in a self-induced coma. Lacking a clear Covid-19 exit strategy, the central and 77 provincial governments are making it up as they go along, locking this or that down, enforcing curfews in that city or this province, issuing this or that new directive to tighten control over its citizens. None of the improvisations are working. It is a bumbling reprise of the politician’s fallacy in the famous British sitcom Y