Desperate to stop coronavirus’ spread, countries limit travel

Police manned checkpoints in quarantined towns, guests were confined to their rooms in a hotel in the Canary Islands, governments issued travel warnings and more flights were suspended today (Tuesday)

Tourism regulator says no way to trace Macau residents abroad

If they don’t speak out, we have no way to know where these Macau residents are,” Inês Chan, Chief of the Macao Government Tourism Office’s (MGTO) Department of Licensing and

Early handout might be ‘lifeline’ for some, says economist

The distribution of this year’s Wealth Partaking Scheme cash handouts brought forward from July to April, might be a “lifeline” for some small enterprises and individuals, says economist Albano Martins. In

Gaming | Epidemic outbreak the ‘most difficult’ time in a decade

The gaming industry is expected to enter a “difficult time” if travel restrictions among tourists from mainland China persist, according to Sands China President Wilfred Wong. Though Sands China is gradually

Sands China donates 30,000 bottles of sanitizing gel

Yesterday, Sands China donated a total of 30,000 bottles of sanitizing gel to three non-governmental organizations; the Women’s General Association of Macau, the General Union of Neighborhood Associations of Macau

Briefs | Air Macau to lower fuel surcharge

  Local flag-carrier Air Macau has announced that the fuel surcharge for tickets sold from March 1 will be lowered from $24 to $20 per flight sector. The change will take

Casinos reopen to complaints, says gaming regulator

The Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau’s (DICJ) Head of the Inspection of Games of Fortune Department, Joe Vong, said during Sunday’s daily press conference of the Novel Coronavirus Response and

Crime | Local man stopped from breaking into Coloane prison

A Macau resident tried to break into the Coloane Prison, the Public Security Police Force (PSP) said during yesterday’s joint police press conference. The incident took place on the night of

Legislative Assembly begins to reconvene under special arrangements

Lawmakers met yesterday at the AL for a meeting of the Follow-up Committee of Public Administration Affairs where they were briefed by the government on the main measures taken to

Fewer construction workers to impact Cotai development

New measures designed to reduce the frequency of border crossings into Macau by non-resident workers living on the mainland is having an impact on local construction projects. Starting this month, the

Bus body temperature checks wanted

  Lawmaker Lei Chan U has written an interpellation to the local government about body temperature monitoring systems. Recently, some Guangdong cities resumed bus operations, having installed body temperature scanning systems

China counts 150 more virus deaths, South Korean cases jump

South Korea reported another large jump in new virus cases yesterday a day after the president called for “unprecedented, powerful” steps to combat the outbreak that is increasingly confounding attempts

Malaysia | Mahathir resigns but outcome of power struggle unclear

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad abruptly submitted his resignation to the king yesterday and his party exited the ruling coalition, kicking off a race to form the next government of

This Day in History | 1986 – Corazon Aquino is Philippines president

The new Philippines president Corazon Aquino is sworn in today, bringing to an end years of dictatorship under Ferdinand Marcos. Former leader Mr Marcos, who changed the constitution in 1973 to

Covid-19 | Iran lawmaker says 50 dead from new virus in city of Qom

A staggering 50 people have died in the Iranian city of Qom from the new coronavirus this month, a lawmaker was quoted as saying yesterday, even as the Health Ministry

Central banker who declared inflation dead now battling it

Even in a world where more than a decade of ultra-low interest rates has largely failed to ignite prices, there’s still room for a surprise - as one Hungarian central

Virus in Italy affects Olympic meetings, soccer games

The first board meeting for the Milan-Cortina Olympics was changed to a video conference yesterday as authorities sought to contain a spreading virus that has made northern Italy the focal

Covid-19 | Italy tries to contain virus as neighbors fear its spread

Police manned checkpoints around quarantined towns in Italy’s north yesterday and residents stocked up on food as the country became the focal point of the outbreak in Europe and fears

The Buzz | WHO says China lockdown blunted new epidemic, leading to decline

China’s unprecedented lock-down and restrictions may have blunted the coronavirus’s spread and averted hundreds of thousands of infection cases, according to a team of medical experts that visited the outbreak’s

World Briefs

IRAN A staggering 50 people have died in the holy city of Qom from the new coronavirus this month, a lawmaker was quoted as saying yesterday, even as the Health

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