EU to repatriate 600 citizens seeking to flee China virus

BRUSSELS — The European Union is working to repatriate about 600 citizens from 14 EU countries seeking to leave China because of a spreading new virus that has already killed

EU stops short of recommending ban on China’s Huawei

The European Union unveiled security guidelines for next generation high-speed wireless networks that stop short of calling for a ban on Huawei, in the latest setback for the U.S. campaign

Airlines suspend China flights, cut services on virus fears

BANGKOK — British Airways said today (Wednesday) it is halting all flights to China, joining several Asian carriers that are either suspending or significantly cutting back service there as fears

McDonald’s closes several hundred restaurants in Hubei Province

McDonald’s Corp. has closed several hundred restaurants in Hubei province, which is at the center of a viral outbreak in China that has killed more than 100 people and upended

Japanese evacuation flight brings back workers from Wuhan

TOKYO — The first group of Japanese evacuees from a virus-hit Chinese city arrived in Tokyo today (Wednesday), a dozen of them with cough and fever including two who were

Central gov’t supports Macau in curbing coronavirus spread

A spokesperson for the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office of China's State Council on Tuesday voiced support for the Hong Kong and Macau special administrative regions (SARs) to curb

Coronavirus scare prompts countries to raise entry controls for Chinese nationals

With the number of infected people rising every day and more countries reporting cases of infections of the coronavirus 2019-nCoV, some jurisdictions and travel companies have started to enforce measures

Americans pass health test after being evacuated from China

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A plane evacuating 201 Americans from the Chinese city at the center of the virus outbreak continued Wednesday on to Southern California after everyone aboard passed

The Stranger | You are home on your own

After an official announcement nearly a week ago that schools in Macau would close down until February 10 or a later date as a measure to contain the spread of

Public hospital urges honesty reporting travel history

The Medical Director of the Conde S. Januário Hospital Lei Wai Seng has urged Macau local residents to honestly report their recent travel history. To safeguard the health of the public,

Two relatives of UM staff member hospitalized

Two family members of a University of Macau (UM) member of staff from Hubei province were feeling unwell on the evening of January 27 and were taken to the hospital

Corporate Bits | Ritz-Carlton announces Valentine’s Day offerings

The Ritz-Carlton, Macau is presenting a series of promotions for the upcoming month of love, including gastronomic experiences and spa treats, the hotel announced in a statement. The Ritz-Carlton Café is

Corporate Bits | Melco to donate HKD20 million to Wuhan, Hubei

In light of the public health concerns associated with the new strain of coronavirus outbreak, Melco Resorts & Entertainment announced that it is working with the government to donate HKD20

Airline caterer may force staff into leave amid coronavirus crisis

An airline catering supplier may require its staff to take forced annual leave amid the cancellations of over 100 flights due to the 2019-nCoV, also known as Wuhan coronavirus. According to

Health Bureau’s online system falls victim to cyberattack

The online system of the Health Services Bureau (SSM) suffered from a DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack on Tuesday, disrupting the network service of the health declaration system and

Fewer taxi infractions recorded this week

On Monday and Tuesday this week, only one taxi offence was recorded by the Public Security Police Force (PSP), marking a significant decline from a year earlier.

Gov’t now focused on sourcing masks for children

The number of confirmed cases in Macau of the novel coronavirus, now referred to as 2019-nCoV, was unchanged today at seven, according to information disclosed during yesterday’s daily briefing by

Cases of new virus in China top its total for SARS

China, with 5,974 cases of a new virus, has more infections than it did in with SARS, though the death toll is still lower. China had 5,327 cases of

Crown Resorts chairman replaced in management shakeup

Crown Resorts Ltd. replaced its chairman in a management shakeup after allegations linking the casino operator to criminal gangs and drug traffickers prompted Australian authorities to assess whether to revoke

2019-nCoV | Civil servants exempted from work Thursday, Friday

  Civil servants who work in non-emergency services are exempted from work this Thursday and Friday as part of measures to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, Secretary for Administration

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