Basic public services resume Monday, government urges avoiding crowds

The resume of service concerns all types of public departments. The resume of basic public services does not mean government services will return in full force. Different departments will decide

Rumors caused rush to buy toilet paper

The rumors started first-hand on Chinese social media posts. But this view was supported by some American news outlets, including Bloomberg and the Washington Post, which wrote reports elaborating on

Gov’t launches proactive financial measures

The government announced yesterday a raft of financial measures aiming to make the recovery for both local residents and companies in the coming months easier. The Secretary for

Third patient discharged from hospital, confirmed cases drop to 7

A third coronavirus patient was discharged from hospital yesterday afternoon, the clinical director of Conde de São Januário Hospital Center (CHCSJ), Doctor Lei Wai Seng, informed during yesterday’s

Fourth round of masks selling might come from special GBA supplier

Two days into the third round of face masks distribution organized by the government, Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Elsie Ao Ieong U has announced that the

Health authorities: misty weather unlikely to influence virus spread

The recent and dramatic change in local weather is unlikely to influence the ability of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) to spread, the Macau health authorities have informed. Despite

Schools not following DSEJ special instructions, claims Sulu Sou

Contrary to the instructions issued by the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ), that education during the Covid-19 outbreak should focus on revision, some schools are testing their students,

Complaints about facemask reselling received by health authority

The Health Bureau (SSM) has confirmed reports that facemasks sold under the administration by the government are being resold to people at a higher price. These reports, according

Longtime CEO Jim Murren to step down from MGM

MGM Resorts International’s longtime chairman and chief executive officer, Jim Murren, plans to step down before his contract expires - departing as the casino company copes with fallout

Taiwan request removal from Philippines blanket China travel ban

Taiwan has requested that the Philippines remove the Chinese island from its temporary travel restrictions, noting that it was “wrongly included” in the blanket ban designed to prevent

TDM denies allegations staff were forced to take unpaid leave

Public broadcaster TDM has denied allegations that it asked some of its employees to take unpaid leave following the outbreak of Covid-19. To deter the spread of the virus,

Briefs | Temperatures to drop as low as 10 degrees next week

At the beginning of next week, the minimum temperature will drop to around 10 degrees Celsius, according to weather forecast by the Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG). The air temperature

HKEX faces tough year with China links in flux

Hong Kong’s exchange faces a challenging year as the spreading coronavirus chokes off deals, adding more urgency to its efforts to convince Beijing to further open its markets

Hong Kong | Schools won’t reopen before at least March 16

Hong Kong will extend school closures at least to March 16 due to concerns about the spread of coronavirus, Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung said in a briefing yesterday.

Hong Kong | Landlords start to slash retail rents as virus bites

Hong Kong’s biggest landlords have begun to slash rents for their commercial tenants as retailers struggle amid the spreading coronavirus. Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd., the city’s largest

North Korea | Kim Jong Un’s ski resort ambitions are melting

Masikryong Ski Resort in North Korea Climate change and the coronavirus are threatening Kim Jong Un’s ambition to ski his way out of international sanctions. The North Korean leader,

China park operator warns of cashflow woes

A Chinese national park operator risks becoming the first high-profile victim of the coronavirus outbreak in the country’s nascent asset-backed securities market, warning against a weakening ability to generate

Covid-19 | China reports spike in virus cases with new way of counting

China yesterday reported a sharp spike in deaths and infections from a new virus after the hardest-hit province of Hubei applied a new classification system that broadens the

Beijing picks new provincial leaders in virus epicenter

China yesterday replaced its top officials in the central province of Hubei and its capital, Wuhan, the epicenter of a viral outbreak that has infected more than 45,000

Vietnam locks down village with cluster of cases

Vietnamese news media say a community northwest of the capital Hanoi has been locked down due to a cluster of cases of Covid-19 confirmed there. The village of

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