Govt: Non-essential civil servants remain at home next week

Civil servants who work in non-essential services will be exempted from work continuously during next week, the local government announced today (Friday) at its daily press conference. Last week, the local

2019-nCoV to impact gaming operators’ cash flow

The local government’s protection measures against the 2019-nCoV outbreak will have a strong effect on Macau’s cash flow, a report by Fitch Ratings released today (Friday) says. The cash flow effect

DSAL found no evidence of forced unpaid leaves

Earlier this week, reports from staff at several companies in the gaming and hotel industry, public transportation, and food and beverage sector are claiming that large groups of employees have

Italy: two confirmed coronavirus cases, Macau tourist tested negative

Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said two coronavirus patients are currently in isolation in a Rome hospital and moved to cancel flights to and from China. The two Chinese tourists have

Tourism businesses worldwide brace for a hit worse than SARS

Hotels, luxury shops and attractions around the world that came to rely on a flood of Chinese tourists are facing an even bigger crisis than during the SARS outbreak as

China locked down 50 million people and has to keep them fed

BEIJING — Carrying permits demanding "fast passage," truck drivers rushed a 560-ton shipment of disinfectant from eastern China to Wuhan, the locked-down city of 11 million people at the center

China flying home residents of virus-afflicted region

BEIJING — China's foreign ministry said today (Friday) it will send charter flights to bring home residents of virus-afflicted region from overseas. The one-sentence statement gave few details, but said those

Economist: Coronavirus scare will have ‘great impact’ on economy for many months

Visitor arrivals over the first six days of the Lunar New Year period slumped 76.5% year-on-year to just 243,200, according to official data, with those from mainland China, declining 81.7%

WHO declares novel coronavirus outbreak a global health emergency, commends China’s efforts

GENEVA - World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said today (Macau time) that the novel coronavirus outbreak has become a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). Speaking at

Companies with China ties start to feel virus impact, casinos included

Chinese authorities have cut off access to Wuhan, where the virus originated, and 16 other cities to prevent further spread of the virus, affecting more than 50 million people. The

Europe evacuates citizens from China, Russia shuts border

LISBON - European countries stepped up efforts today (Thursday) to contain the virus sweeping through central China, sending a chartered plane there to evacuate hundreds of citizens, scrapping more commercial

Fed chair sees China virus as possible risk to world economy

WASHINGTON — Just as the outlook for the global economy had been brightening in recent months, a new threat has suddenly emerged in the form of the viral outbreak in

Gov’t disposes of unsold firecrackers and fireworks

The local government spent more time than usual to dispose of this year’s unsold firecrackers and fireworks in a safe manner, according to a statement released by the Municipal Affairs

DSPA received 2,500 wasted electronic equipment to date

The Environmental Protection Bureau (DSPA) has received more than 2,500 pieces of used electronic equipment since January 1, when the local government began a new recycling program for more types

Local companies ‘forcing’ staff into unpaid leave

Reports from staff at several companies in the gaming and hotel industry, public transportation, and food and beverage sector are claiming that large groups of employees have been invited by

Carnival cruise ship in Italy lockdown after Macau passenger has symptoms

A cruise ship owned by Carnival Corp. was blocked from leaving an Italian port with some 7,000 people on board, after a passenger reportedly from Macau came down with symptoms

HK lawmaker criticized for encouraging masks to be reused

Hong Kong democrat lawmakers and netizens are criticizing pro-establishment lawmaker Ann Chiang Lai-wan for posting a video on her Facebook page explaining the process of steaming surgical face masks so

Suspected duo clean from coronavirus, leaving infected at 7

Two possible cases of the novel coronavirus reported earlier today - a local nurse and a foreign worker from Hubei - have been tested and proved to be clean from

Better playground planning wanted

During a TDM radio program, Wong Leong Kuan, deputy director at the policy research office of the Women’s General Association of Macau, said that there are insufficient parent-child spaces in

Corporate Bits | AirAsia implements digital solution to reduce carbon emissions

AirAsia is taking its environmental responsibilities a step further by implementing digital solutions that are aimed at improving fuel efficiency and reducing carbon emissions, the low-cost carrier announced in a

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