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

Corporate Bits | Association to hold first printmaking exhibition at Taipa Village

The Taipa Village Cultural Association is holding its first printmaking exhibition, “Fallen,” at the Taipa Village Art Space, featuring works using ancient printmaking techniques based on metaphysical subjects. Curated jointly by

Corporate bits: Sands China president, executives visit team members to encourage their Wuhan virus prevention efforts

“As Macao, the region, and the world work to combat this fast-spreading virus, Sands China is extremely appreciative of its team members for their continued dedication to serving our guests

Analysis: Mistrust hampers Hong Kong’s battle to hold back China virus

Hong Kong was always going to face a huge challenge holding back a disease outbreak raging in mainland China. Deep mistrust built up over seven months of

Crowds form long queues to cross industrial zone checkpoint

Long queues of Macau local residents and non-local workers formed at the Zhuhai-Macau Cross-Border Industrial Zone early this morning amid Macau’s implementation of new service hours for immigration checkpoints. Starting from

Driver dies in motorbike crash

A 24-year-old Macau local resident died in a motorbike crash in the northern area of the Macau peninsula, according to a statement released by the Public Security Police Force (PSP). The

Gov’t using Pousada Marina Infante as new isolation center

The government has transferred 26 tourists from Hubei Province to Pousada Marina Infante, as the isolation center at the youth hostel in Hac Sa has reached its capacity limit. As of

World markets tumble as fears over virus outbreak spread

Taiwan's benchmark dived 5.8% as its market reopened after the Lunar New Year. Shares fell in most other markets, with the CAC 40 in Paris dropping 1.1% to 5,890.00

Sulu Sou says it’s unreasonable for schools to ask teachers to congregate

It is unreasonable for some schools to require their teaching staff to meet on-site to discuss students’ assignments during the extra holiday period mandated by the government, according to lawmaker

Visitor arrivals slump 76.5% boding ill for economy

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

Wuhan virus death toll rises to 170, transmission a concern

BEIJING — The death toll rose to 170 in the new virus outbreak in China today (Thursday) as foreign evacuees from the worst-hit region begin returning home under close observation

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