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GENERAL AirAsia founder Tony Fernandes claims governments ’ Covid-19 coordination ‘horrific’

By Retails News

“The coordination on Covid-19 is horrific,” AirAsia Group Bhd founder and group chief executive officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes laments and claims in a direct swipe at world governments’ on how the global pandemic has been managed and its impact on the travel and aviation industries.

BBC has today quoted Fernandes as saying that in his history of running an aviation business, he has never seen something so poorly coordinated.

“It’s like nothing I’ve ever heard,” he said. “The United Nations, with the travel industry, should have come up with some standard protocols” earlier in the pandemic, but politics had got in the way, according to him.

“Governments are petrified of their people, and they’re taking a very, very, very conservative view. They all want to be in control.

“I just think that everyone’s… scared and just reacting in a very jingoistic and nationalistic way. I think countries are going to say, unless you’re vaccinated they’re not going to let you in without quarantine,” Fernandes said.

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