Authorities say border traffic near zero as hotels close

The Public Security Police Force (PSP) said that there has been a significant decrease in the number of people crossing the borders of Macau, with the traffic now considered minimal. This

Health authorities call on those with symptoms to seek help

Last Friday, Macau health authorities requested citizens experiencing symptoms similar to the symptoms of the novel coronavirus infection to step forward and seek immediate help from the Conde de São

Work suspension for civil servants to last another week

Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng has ordered all non-essential civil servants to remain at home, as their exemption from work has been extended until the end of this week, in

DSAL claims dismissal case has been solved, worker disagrees

The Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL) claims to have resolved a case of alleged staff dismissal involving about 20 non-resident workers employed by the operator of a sauna and nightclub located

Hospital refutes nurses’ allegations in open letter

A group of nurses from Kiang Wu Hospital have published an open letter accusing the private hospital of engaging in malpractice which undermines the government’s strategy to control the local

IAM urges public to watch food hygiene

  The Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM) has urged the public to pay attention to food hygiene, particularly concerning food delivery services. According to a statement released by the IAM, although the

Gaming | Wynn is losing $2.5 million a day on casino shutdown

Wynn Resorts Ltd. is losing about $2.5 million a day in Macau after the Chinese government ordered casinos there closed to deter the spread of the deadly coronavirus. The company employs

Gaming | Melco pulls plug on Crown deal in yet another blow to Packer

Melco Resorts & Entertainment Ltd. scrapped an agreement to buy another AUD880 million ($593 million) stake in Crown Resorts Ltd., a blow to billionaire James Packer’s plans to retreat from

Local students at Taiwan university request assistance

The Higher Education Bureau (DSES) has received requests for assistance from local students studying in National Chengchi University in Taipei, following the implementation of quarantine measures which apply to Hong

Hong Kong | Activists see virus fueling more support for movement

Prominent activist Ventus Lau stood outside a restaurant this week, handing out surgical masks and asking recipients to shout pro-democracy slogans - including the popular rallying cry “Liberate Hong Kong!

When Chinese consumers stay home, the world’s retailers take hit

The spreading coronavirus is showing the world what happens when Chinese consumers stay away: Shopping streets empty out, stores close and sellers of everything from sneakers to fancy handbags sound

MGM waives 15 days of rent for retail tenants

MGM China has announced it will waive 15 days of basic rent for the period of February 5 to 19 for all retail tenants inside the MGM Macau and MGM

SJM donates 20 million patacas to Hubei

Casino operator Sociedade de Jogos de Macau, S.A. (SJM) has announced a donation of 20 million patacas to aid coronavirus control and relief efforts in Hubei province, including purchasing much-needed

China’s virus death toll surpasses SARS but new cases fall

China’s virus death toll rose by 89 yesterday to 811, passing the number of fatalities in the 2002-2003 SARS epidemic, but fewer new cases were reported in a possible sign

Doctor’s death highlights dangers on front lines of outbreak

The death of a doctor who issued an early warning about the new virus in China represents a grim reminder that the first health care workers to recognize new outbreaks

Singapore | Grocery chain starts limiting how much people can buy

Singapore authorities urged residents to relax on their shopping sprees that have emptied supermarket shelves, saying supplies aren’t under threat even as response efforts to battle the coronavirus outbreak have

Soldier kills 26 in bloodiest shooting spree in Thailand

A soldier with a grudge gunned down 26 people and wounded 57 in Thailand’s worst shooting spree before he was fatally shot inside a mall in the country’s northeast yesterday,

Australia mega-fire doused as torrential rain brings relief

A wildfire that burned out an area eight times the size of Manhattan has been put out as torrential downpours across Australia’s east coast brought relief to firefighters who have

Syrian troops gain territory in push to control key highway

Syrian government forces captured new areas from insurgents in their efforts to control a key highway in the northwest Saturday, as Turkey sent more reinforcements into the war-torn country, state

Israel blocks Palestinian exports in escalating trade crisis

The Israeli military blocked Palestinian agricultural exports yesterday in the latest escalation of a monthslong trade war that comes amid fears of renewed violence as well. Following Defense Minister Naftali Bennett’s

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