New virus has infected more than 28,200 people globally

A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 28,200 people globally. The latest figures as of Thursday in Beijing: — China: 563 deaths and 28,018 confirmed cases on the

Kirk Douglas died at 103: an obituary

Kirk Douglas, the muscular, tempestuous actor with the dimpled chin, lived out an epic American story of reinvention and perseverance, from the riches he acquired and risked to the parts

Doctors reassure pregnant residents of hospital cleanliness

DOCTOr Lei Wai Seng, medical director at the Conde S. Januário Hospital, has assured pregnant residents that sufficient measures are in place at medical facilities to ensure their safety. Messages

Briefs | Restaurant fight between two groups leaves four injured

  Four people have sustained injuries after being involved in a fight inside a restaurant. The incident was reported to the police authority early on Tuesday morning. Six people, four men

Health authorities call for the suspension of private clinics

Health authorities are calling on physicians working in private clinics to suspend all activities. The call comes as a way to “minimize the risk of an outbreak of novel coronavirus in

Migrant groups say gov’t has again forgotten them

Migrant groups are waiting for government measures designed to protect the city’s domestic workers after the government called on the general populace to stay at home in a bid to

Macau couple under medical observation in cruise ship saga

Two Macau SAR passport holders are on board a cruise ship that has been left stranded at a Japanese port in Yokohama, the Health Bureau (SSM) confirmed yesterday at the

Store shutters go up as casino ban enters into force

Twenty-four-hour stores in Macau’s central ZAPE area have had their shutters up since midnight Wednesday, when a government suspension of casino and other entertainment facilities came into force. Popular with tourists

Ripple effect of coronavirus widens to event cancelations

The spreading coronavirus, officially referred to as 2019-nCoV, has disrupted industries in Macau and further abroad, with several annual traditional and non-traditional events hosted by private entities in the SAR

Workers face termination in underhanded letter

The operator of a nightclub and sauna inside a Macau casino has asked about 20 non-local workers of Vietnamese, Philippine and Indonesian nationality to sign a statement - in a

Top economy official advises patience on relief measures

Macau’s top economy official will not immediately disclose a range of relief measures designed to shore up businesses across the city, his office told the Times yesterday. On Tuesday, Secretary for

Supermarket pricing error alarms netizens

A photo depicting an 81-pataca price tag for a pack of three bok-choy at a local supermarket went viral on social media Tuesday evening alongside the citywide supermarket run. The error

Cathay asks staff to take unpaid leave as virus adds to woes

Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. asked employees to take three weeks of unpaid leave as the Hong Kong airline is cutting capacity because of the coronavirus outbreak. The airline requested all employees

American Airlines halts HK flights, United to follow

American Airlines said it has suspended flights to Hong Kong through Feb. 20 due to weak demand, and United Airlines will do the same next weekend. Interest in travel to Hong

Tesla stock is soaring. Madness or visionary investing?

Eight months after it seemed headed for the corporate junkyard, Tesla is now worth more than General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler combined, even though the Big Three together sell

IWC Schaffhausen unveils reworked Portugieser Chronograph

Luxury Swiss watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen has unveiled a reworked version of the Portugieser Chronograph. The new version of this watch features a new design, keeping the original clean and

CEM makes service adjustments in response to virus outbreak

In response to an appeal from the Macau SAR government, and to ensure the safety of citizens and employees, between February 5 and February 14, some Companhia de Eletricidade de

Wuhan Coronavirus | Japan quarantines cruise ship as toll of new virus grows

Large white sheets covering them head-to-knee, people infected with a new virus were led by gloved and masked officials yesterday off a Japanese cruise ship that’s being quarantined amid growing

Air China seeks to pare US routes due to virus outbreak

Air China is seeking to reduce flights to the United States and offer unusual legs between U.S. cities because of a drop-off in travel and new restrictions on people entering

2019-nCoV | In virus outbreak, fretting over a name that might go viral

WEST Nile virus, Lyme disease, Ebola virus. And now: 2019-nCoV? “Just rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it?” said Trevor Hoppe, a researcher at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, who has

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