Navigating the perfect storm: Social distancing and the collapse of tourism

If shopping centre operators and retailers throughout Asia have been loud and clear about anything lately, it’s the measures they are taking to protect the health of their customers and employees. Social-distancing measures are a priority: fewer seats in food courts and waiting areas; limits on the number of people allowed inside; mandatory masks; and the complete closure, until recently, of cinemas and gyms. Social distancing is accepted as both virtuous and essential, even in countries where