Mask provision delayed at some pharmacies

The third phase of the sale of surgical face masks administered by the government was running behind schedule yesterday, reported some pharmacies. Several pharmacies along and around the Avenida de Horta

Second patient discharged from hospital

  Without the pomp and circumstance of the first recovery, Macau health authorities informed the public yesterday of the release of the second patient to recover from novel coronavirus (Covid-19). The

Hotels occupancy rate drops to 16%

The occupancy rate of local hotels during the week of February 1 to 7 was only 16%, a representative of the Macao Government Tourism Office said yesterday at the daily

Over 100,000 queued for masks yesterday

  Some 100,000 people acquired face masks on the first day of the government’s third round of distribution, the Coordinator of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) informed at

Joint university exam postponed until April

  The Higher Education Bureau (DSES) has decided to postpone the Joint Entrance Exam of Four Universities in Macau in view of the need to control the coronavirus epidemic. The bureau

Gov’t efforts to ensure mask supply prove popular

The efforts to ensure an uninterrupted supply of surgical masks to the public has proven the most popular government measure among a raft of other policies introduced to combat the

Briefs | Fog leads to Macau-Shenzhen ferry suspension

  Foggy weather yesterday led to the suspension of some ferry services between Macau and Shenzhen, according to the Marine and Water Bureau. Yesterday’s weather report showed that an easterly airstream

Over 130 Filipinos still stranded in travel ban

We’re really helpless at this moment as there is no other way for me, my wife and my seven-month old son to go back to the Philippines,” said Richard Tadina,

Japan confirms 39 new virus cases on cruise ship

Thirty-nine new cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed aboard a cruise ship quarantined at a Japanese port, on which five Macau residents are being held. The update brings the

Lawyers Association concerned with computer crime amendment

Instances when the Judiciary Police (PJ) is not required to obtain judicial approval before accessing personal computer systems should be well-defined in the law, according to the Macau Lawyers Association. The

Fugitive billionaire Lau sells Hockney work for $30 million

A painting of a swimming pool by David Hockney, owned by fugitive Hong Kong billionaire Joseph Lau, fetched 23.1 million pounds ($30 million) at Sotheby’s in London on Tuesday. Painted in

Hong Kong | Virus puts protests on ice. Will they return?

The crowd lining up recently on a cold, dark Hong Kong street wasn’t part of the anti-government protest movement that rocked the semi-autonomous Chinese territory for months. Their demand: surgical masks,

HK coronavirus-hit property market grinds to a halt

  Hong Kong’s usually booming property market has virtually ground to a halt as the fear of coronavirus impacts life in the city. Just 13 homes were sold in the first three

Singapore luxury co-living comes with steep prices and no apologies

Co-living concepts are largely similar across Asia. Residents pay for a private room with a bed, and common areas like living, dining, kitchen and often bathroom, are shared. Singapore’s Figment Pte

Macao Water will waive late charges during coronavirus period

Macao Water, the city’s sole water supplier, has announced that it will not suspend water supply to users who cannot settle their water bills in a timely manner, while waiving

Covid-19 | Virus storytellers challenge Beijing’s official narrative

After nearly a week of roaming China’s epidemic-struck city, filming the dead and the sickened in overwhelmed hospitals, the strain of being hounded by both the new virus and the

Communist Party faces its biggest crisis since SARS

China’s ruling Communist Party needs to make a politically fraught decision: Admit a viral outbreak isn’t under control and cancel this year’s highest-profile official event. Or bring 3,000 legislators to

Covid-19 | New virus cases fall again, deaths now exceed 1,100

China yesterday reported another drop in the number of new cases of a viral infection and 97 more deaths, pushing the total dead past 1,100 as postal services worldwide said

Coronavirus epidemic named Covid-19

The World Health Organization says the official name for the disease caused by the new coronavirus is Covid-19. “We now have a name for the disease and it’s Covid-19,” WHO chief

USA Primaries | Sanders’ narrow win ups pressure on moderates to coalesce

For Bernie Sanders, not all victories are created equal. In 2016, Sanders carried New Hampshire by 22 points, pummeling Hillary Clinton and setting the stage for a protracted fight over the

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