Thais ‘most anxious’ over virus

A global survey by Singapore’s social research company identified Thailand as the most anxious nation during the Covid-19 pandemic as of last month, but the kingdom is also optimistic about its economic recovery.

Although citizens across 23 countries are largely unsatisfied with their own governments’ responses to the Covid-19 pandemic, Thailand has become the most anxious country in the world during the crisis, according to the Toluna-Blackbox Index of Global Crisis Perceptions survey, released on Wednesday.

When asked about their mood during the pandemic, 79% of Thais, 77% of Japanese and 76% of South Koreans reported anxiety, compared with 67% of Malaysians, 57% of Germans and 51% of Americans and Singaporeans.

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