Tourism regulator receives five calls from Macau residents in South Korea

Macau’s Tourism Crisis Management Office (GGCT) has received five calls requesting assistance from local residents in South Korea, the government disclosed yesterday. Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, director of the Macao

Gov’t studying how to bring home Macau residents still in Hubei

The local government said it is studying several options when it comes to bringing home Macau residents currently staying in Hubei Province, where the contagious Covid-19 coronavirus originated. However, any

Education | No official date for school resumption, but sources point to March 16

The neighboring region of Hong Kong yesterday extended its school closure until the end of the Easter break. This was confirmed by the Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung, who said

MUST scientists identify ingredients that could be used to fight Covid-19

Chair Professor Liu Liang, Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and Rector of the Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST), in collaboration with Xiao-Jun Yao, Professor of the

Patriotic students write letters to support Wuhan

Three teachers and 19 students of Macau Pui Ching Middle School’s primary school section wrote heartfelt letters to the television program, “Letters From Wuhan”, expressing their love and support for

Local construction workers turn to DSAL for support

Local construction workers have approached the Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL) to seek employment assistance as several of the city’s construction works have been halted due to the epidemic outbreak. The slowdown

Three people poisoned with carbon monoxide

  Three people were poisoned with carbon monoxide inside a barber shop located in the Hac Sa Wan area. The accident took place on Monday. The Fire Services Bureau discovered two

Personal Health Declaration system registering problems

The Health Bureau’s (SSM) electronic system for Personal Health Declaration registered several problems yesterday. People who wanted to access public services, casinos, and other venues in which the form-filling was required

Gaming | Bernstein: Revenue plunge to continue into March

The enduring impact of the novel coronavirus has analysts now expecting next month’s gross gaming revenue to plunge by as much as 80% in year-on-year terms. Analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein and share

AL committee discusses new Hengqin port law

The SAR government has not revealed the details of rental prices for the land plot in Hengqin that Macau plans to use as a future immigration facility, according to the

Gui Minhai | Court sentences Swedish bookseller to 10 years in prison

A court in eastern China has sentenced a seller of books that took a skeptical look at the ruling Communist Party to 10 years in prison for “illegally providing intelligence

Dispute leaves Taiwanese stuck in locked-down Chinese cities

Beauty salon operator Shelly Chen flew from Taiwan to her hometown in China last month to see her aging parents for the Lunar New Year holiday. Two days later, their

South Korea | ‘Are you still alive?’ Virus fears grip people of Daegu

A woman wearing vinyl gloves on a subway train. Guests donning masks at a sparsely attended wedding ceremony. People feverishly stocking up on instant noodles and rice. Friends calling each

Japan | Abe: Flex hours, work style among key steps to fight virus

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said yesterday that the success of new measures such as letting employees work from home and expanding hospital treatment capacity will determine whether the country

This day in history | 1991 – Iraqi troops flee Kuwait City

The Kuwaiti capital has been liberated by the Gulf War Allies after 208 days of Iraqi occupation. Thousands of Iraqi troops began leaving the city after an order from President Saddam

White House unveils $2.5b emergency coronavirus plan

The White House sent lawmakers an urgent $2.5 billion plan to address the deadly coronavirus outbreak, whose rapid spread and threat to the global economy rocked financial markets. The White House

Hong Kong | Cash, tax cuts on the table in recession budget

As the Hong Kong government posts its first deficit in more than 15 years, all eyes will be on financial secretary Paul Chan’s budget release today and how he’ll tap

One of China’s biggest bubble tea chains seeks $400 million US IPO

Naixue’s Tea, one of the biggest bubble tea chains in China, is considering an initial public offering in the U.S. that could raise as much as $400 million (MOP3.21 billion),

Athletics | Olympic champ van Niekerk back after more than 2 years out

Olympic champion Wayde van Niekerk is competing again after more than two years out with a career-threatening knee injury and is facing a race against time to be ready to

The Buzz | Canary Islands hotel quarantined after virus confirmed

A tourist hotel on the Canary Island hotel of Tenerife was placed in quarantine yesterday after an Italian doctor staying there tested positive for the new virus from China that

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