Macau latest: New Covid-19 cases bring tally to 37

The Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre announced Saturday night the Macau’s 36th and 37th novel coronavirus cases, both classified as imported. The 36th case is a 21-year-old male Macau resident

Sheraton Macao becomes 12th designated hotel for quarantine purposes

The government temporarily utilizes the “Special isolated area at Sheraton Grand Macao” as the 12th designated hotel venue for quarantine and medical observation starting from Saturday, authorities have announced. The

Wong Sio Chak says Guangdong policies were rushed

Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak has considered Guangdong’s latest entry policies to have been “rushed,” creating in turn a slight chaos in Macau, Wong commented during Friday’s daily press

Health head backs up home quarantine foreign workers  

Head of the Health Bureau (SSM) has straightly backed up home quarantine foreign workers and disagreed with doubts and unfair questioning towards home quarantined foreign workers who have been infected

Money not the issue in quarantine hotel negotiation

During the government’s negotiation with hotel operators on offering their premises to host quarantined returnees, money has not been a main topic, Inês Chan, head of the Department for Licensing

Gov’t auditor uncovers subsidy error

An error made by the organizer of the Macau Food Festival has shifted the event from making a profit to making a loss, the Audit Commission pointed out in its

Hopes for SAR’s unprecedented uncertainty to stabilize in second half of 2020

Secretary for Finance and Economy Lei Wai Nong said during yesterday’s Legislative Assembly plennary meeting (AL) that there are signs the economy will recover in the second half of 2020. Yesterday,

Mak Soi Kun: Foreign-capital corporations ‘out of line’

Lawmaker Mak Soi Kun has accused Macau’s “foreign-capital enterprises” of being “out of line” because they are not helping the local government by renting out integrated resort property for quarantine

Briefs | Mild patients transferred to Coloane

  Three Covid-19 patients with mild symptoms have been transferred to the Public Health Clinical Center on Coloane Hilltop for treatment, Lo Iek Long, medical director of the Conde São Januário

Portuguese community launches fundraising for Portugal’s Covid-19 battle

The Portuguese community in Macau launched a fundraising campaign this week, aiming to help healthcare professionals in Portugal obtain personal protective equipment and other medical equipment urgently needed to fight

Gov’t lists Royal Dragon Hotel as 10th quarantine venue

Royal Dragon Hotel is the 10th hotel to be designated as a medical observation and quarantine facility starting from today, increasing the total number of quarantine rooms to 2,416. Royal Dragon

TSI rejects appeal on contract of fourth Macau-Taipa bridge

The Court of Second Instance (TSI) has rejected a request to suspend the contract for the design and construction of the fourth Macau-Taipa sea bridge, the Office of the President

Gov’t spots defect in Hengqin crossing facility

The Macau SAR government has discovered defects in the Macau immigration facility of the future Hengqin port, according to Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak. Yesterday, Wong revealed to local media

Guangdong implements new restrictions for all nationals

All people entering the People’s Republic of China through a border checkpoint in Guangdong face new restrictions from 6 a.m. today, the mainland authorities announced last night. Upon arrival, all nationals,

Novel Coronavirus | Infections near 500,000 as health systems buckle

The number of coronavirus infections were set to top a half-million worldwide yesterday as both Italy and the United States appeared poised to surpass China, where the pandemic began, and

This Day in History | 1989 Millions of Russians go to the polls

Millions of Russian voters have gone to the polls, with early results suggesting that a number of Communist candidates have been rejected by the electorate. The Soviet parliamentary election was the

Petition to fire Tedros: 500,000 signatures

A petition to oust the World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom has now surpassed 500,000 signatures, Taiwan News reported. On Jan. 31, a netizen named Osuka Yip started a petition

UN chief urges $2 billion for vulnerable nations with virus

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres launched a $2 billion appeal yesterday to help vulnerable and conflict-torn countries in the Middle East, Asia, Africa and South America tackle the coronavirus pandemic

Tokyo Games | Looking for a new date for opening, closing

The Tokyo Olympics need new dates for the opening and closing ceremonies in 2021. Nothing much can get done until those dates are worked out by the International Olympic Committee, the

The Buzz | ‘Corona Beer Virus’ Searches Show Brewer Can’t Evade Coronavirus

The novel coronavirus has an unlikely victim - one of the world’s most popular beers. Corona has become the subject of memes and videos shared on social media as the toll

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