Gilead drug to undergo human trials in China for coronavirus

China has kick-started a clinical trial to speedily test a drug for the novel coronavirus infection as the nation rushes therapies for those afflicted and scours for vaccines to protect the rest.Remdesivir,

Corporate Bits | Galaxy pledges MOP25 million to fight pneumonia outbreak

Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG) has donated MOP20 million to Hubei Province to help the region fight the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak and assist relief efforts. Made through its Galaxy Entertainment Group Foundation,

Thailand sees good result from using drug mixture on coronavirus

A cocktail of antiviral drugs appeared effective in treating a seriously ill coronavirus patient, a Thai health official said. The HIV medicines lopinavir and ritonavir, which are sold by AbbVie Inc.

Corporate Bits | BNU temporarily closes three branches as preventive measure

Local bank Banco Nacional Ultramarino, S.A. (BNU) announced that it is temporarily closing three of its branches as part of preventive measures to protect its customers and staff from the

Hong Kong to shut most of mainland China border

Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam announced the city will shut almost all land and sea border control points to the mainland from midnight to stem the spread of the novel

New virus has infected more than 17,300 globally

A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 17,300 people globally. Cases confirmed as of this morning (Monday) in Beijing: — China: 17,205 cases on the mainland. In addition,

Briefs | Banks to provide limited services starting today

  The financial sector is resuming services today, but only partially, according to the Monetary Authority of Macao. Starting from today, banks will resume operations, following a week-long suspension of services

Eighth infection is imported case, says gov’t

Eight people in Macau have now been confirmed with the novel coronavirus, information from the city’s health authority shows. The latest case, a local retired woman, has been categorized by

UM develops technology to detect coronavirus in 30 minutes

The University of Macau (UM) has developed a technology which detects the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in just 30 minutes, the institution advised in a statement. The “Virus Hunter,” a rapid test

Police: Videos of people collapsing unrelated to coronavirus

According to a PSP spokesperson, the videos of a “man fallen on the street near the Vasco da Gama Garden and a woman who fell at the Border Gate, were

Avian flu strikes south of pneumonia epicenter

Avian influenza has been found in farmed chickens in Hunan Province, just south of the coronavirus-stricken Hubei Province, China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs confirmed on its website. The highly

Briefs | Opportunity for workers to learn, says ExCo member

Lee Chong Cheng, a member of the Executive Council, has suggested Macau’s workers improve their skills during this period of low business activity amid the 2019-nCoV outbreak. During this morning’s

Gov’t says no cases of forced leave found in gaming sector

The Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL) said it has found no cases of gaming sector operators asking or compelling their staff to take unpaid leave. After several reports of workplace coercion surfaced

Carrier denies passenger boarding following Philippines’ travel ban

Airlines flying to the Philippines are denying passengers traveling from China - including those from the special administrative regions of Macau and Hong Kong - from boarding flights, following the

Gaming revenue drops 11.3% amid coronavirus travel curbs

Travel restrictions imposed by the mainland dealt a strong blow to gross gaming revenue in January, in what has become the latest setback for Macau after a dismal 2019 rocked

Hong Kong | Medical workers vote to strike as outbreak worsens

Thousands of Hong Kong medical professionals voted to begin a five-day strike today after the government refused their demand to shut all entry points from China amid a deadly virus

HK exports grow in December, ending 13-month decline

Hong Kong’s exports rose in December, snapping a 13-month streak of declines that was the longest since 2016 as agreement on a U.S.-China trade deal helped stabilize trade across Asia

HK extends school suspension amid coronavirus threat

Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced a string of measures on Friday to further contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, including extending the suspension of classes in schools

Dealers call on Art Basel to cancel HK show over virus fears

The spread of the deadly coronavirus may jeopardize Art Basel Hong Kong, one of Asia’s most prestigious art fairs, with participating galleries asking organizers to cancel the event’s eighth edition

Corporate Bits | Meg-Star establishes special fund for Wuhan coronavirus

Meg-Star International Charity Association by Meg- Star Group has donated MOP10 million in the fight against the Wuhan coronavirus. According to a statement, the charity has taken the lead to establish

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