Briefs | Four hospitalized for carbon monoxide poisoning

  Four people were sent to hospital due to carbon monoxide poisoning, according to the Health Bureau (SSM). The four were found in a residential unit located on Av. Do Dr.

Coronavirus cases increase to 10 in latest gov’t update

The number of confirmed coronavirus patients has increased to 10 after two more were reported in the latest government update. Leong Iek Hou, a coordinator at the Health Bureau (SSM),

Macau orders unprecedented 15-day casino shutdown

The Macau government has ordered a 15-day closure of all casinos and gambling operations in the city in order to contain a further outbreak of the novel coronavirus. The decision, which

Ho Iat Seng | Macau will not close its borders with China like neighbor HK

The border control measures currently being enforced by the Macau government in the face of the novel coronavirus outbreak are sufficient and adequate, Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng said yesterday

Supermarket rush as residents ignore government appeals

The appeals of Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng and later Secretary for Economy and Finance, Lei Wai Nong, were ignored by a large number of residents who rushed to the

Most gov’t services to remain suspended into next week

The Macau SAR government will continue the suspension of non-emergency public services, Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng announced yesterday. Ho said that the local government will continue the suspension of all

Those found lying about travel history to be prosecuted

  Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng warned yesterday that the government will prosecute citizens if they conceal information which is important to processing their diagnosis in cases related to novel coronavirus

Gov’t seeking extra quarantine facilities to cope with growing cases

Following the announcement of the two new novel coronavirus cases in Macau, Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng has disclosed that his team is conducting negotiations with hotel operators to search

Hong Kong | Striking health workers pose new threat to Beijing

Thousands of Hong Kong medical workers went on strike for a second day yesterday to demand that leader Carrie Lam immediately close the city’s border with the mainland to prevent

China cuts rates, injects liquidity as mainland markets sink

China’s central bank took its first concrete steps to cushion the economy and plunging markets from the blow of a spreading new virus, providing short-term funding to banks and cutting

FMCC’s charity gala themed ‘A Night at the Museum’

“The 2020 FMCC Charity Gala Dinner will take you into the world of the most famous temples of art. Celebrate with us iconic museums such as Louvre, le Musee

AirAsia cancels all flights between Philippines and China

In compliance with the Philippine government’s directive imposing travel restrictions on the People’s Republic of China, AirAsia is cancelling all its flights between the Philippines and mainland China, Hong Kong

Clock is ticking for companies that depend on China imports

For companies bracing for losses from China’s viral outbreak, the damage has so far been delayed, thanks to a stroke of timing: The outbreak hit just when Chinese factories and

Wuhan Coronavirus | Over 20,000 infected, China more isolated from world

With more than 20,000 cases reported, China has begun moving patients suffering from a new virus into rapidly built or adapted facilities, although the degree of medical isolation among them

Pompeo message in Europe, Central Asia trip: Beware of China

The countries Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited on a five nation-tour over the last week varied from longtime ally Britain to ex-Soviet republics in Central Asia. But the message

North Korea making ‘all-out efforts’ to guard against virus

North Korea said yesterday it was mobilizing 30,000 health workers everyday in its “all-out efforts” to guard against the spread of a virus from neighboring China. North Korea hasn’t reported any

Brazil | Government blasts Oscar-nominated documentary-maker

'Brazil’s government criticized Oscar-nominated filmmaker Petra Costa yesterday (Macau time) after she once more labeled far-right President Jair Bolsonaro a risk to the country’s democracy. Costa’s documentary about the 2016 impeachment

This Day in History | 1974 – Newspaper heiress kidnapped

The daughter of the millionaire American publisher, Randolph Hearst, has been kidnapped. Patty Hearst, aged 19, was with her fiancé, Steven Weed, in her flat in Berkeley, California, at 2100 local

Offbeat | Woman sees missing dog on beer cans promoting shelter dogs

A Florida brewery that recently began placing shelter dogs’ faces on beer cans helped reunite a Minnesota woman with her dog, Hazel, who went missing three years ago. Earlier this month,

Olympics | Sumo coming to Tokyo Games

'Sumo is coming — well, almost coming — to the Tokyo Olympics. Knowing it may have the world’s attention, the Japan Sumo Association and local Olympic organizers are planning a sumo

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