The Buzz | Cruise ship can dock at Mexico’s Cozumel amid virus fears

The cruise ship MSC Meraviglia, turned away by two nations due to fears of a virus outbreak, is being allowed to dock at Mexico’s Caribbean island of Cozumel and passengers

Venice faces new threat from virus after reeling from floods

Still reeling from the effects of major flooding just a few months ago, Venice faces a new emergency: the threat of a new virus outbreak across Italy that is worrying

World Briefs

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis is sick and he skipped a planned Mass with Rome clergy across town yesterday, officials said. The Vatican said the 83-year-old pontiff had a “slight indisposition”

World Views | Iran can’t be trusted to deal with coronavirus

  If the leadership of the World Health Organization can spare a moment from their genuflecting to Beijing, they should direct their attention to another authoritarian state struggling to contain the coronavirus: Iran.

Friday, February 28, 2020 – edition no. 3482

    * City back to business, except schools * China, South Korea count over 930 new virus cases * The Science and Technology Development Fund received 74 applications for research projects related to

Pope cancels visit with Rome priests for ‘slight’ illness

Pope Francis is sick and skipped a planned Mass with Rome clergy across town today (Thursday), officials said. The Vatican said the 83-year-old pontiff had a "slight indisposition" and would proceed

Corporate Bits | Sands China donates MOP1.65 million to 33 elderly and rehab centers

Casino operator Sands China is donating MOP1.65 million to 33 elderly centers and rehabilitation centers identified by the Social Welfare Bureau to assist them in taking measures to combat the

Anyone with travel history to South Korea will face quarantine

Anyone who has been to South Korea in the past 14 days is now required to undergo monitored quarantine at locations designated by the Health Bureau (SSM), announced the Novel

CTM deploys contingency measures while submarine cable awaits repair

Local telecom operator CTM has deployed a series of contingency measures including 24-hour network monitoring after it detected that a section of an optical submarine telecommunications cable located near Hong

Consumer prices grew nearly 3% in January

The composite consumer price index (CPI) for January 2020 has increased by 2.98% year-on-year, up by 0.42 percentage points compared to that of December 2019. Recent data from the Statistics and

Health | New ‘virtual hospital’ solving 85% of non-coronavirus cases, says official

Restrictive measures applied to public hospital visits due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 coronavirus has led to the cancellation of a large number of medical appointments with several specialists.

Former secretary Alexis Tam to represent Macau in WTO

Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng has appointed Alexis Tam, former Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture, as the director of the Macao Economic and Trade Office to the World Trade

Briefs | Water heater explodes, no injuries reported

  Yesterday, a water heater exploded in an apartment at Mong In residential building located on Rua de Francisco Xavier Pereira. The incident took place at 9.30 p.m. on Tuesday. No

George Chinnery paintings sold to unnamed British buyers in London auction

Two rare paintings by 19th century British artist George Chinnery, who spent the last quarter-century of his life in Macau, have sold in London for a combined 178,000 British pounds

New Pearl Horizon development will have 13 residential towers

The government plans to build 13 residential towers at the site of the failed Pearl Horizon project with as many as 4,500 housing units, according to information disclosed at this

Road works on the rise as streets gradually return to normal

Despite the halt or stalling of several construction works in the SAR due to the coronavirus outbreak, public works are on the rise on the city’s main roads. Earlier this month,

Community complains foreign workers have moved into monastery

The local community in Ilha Verde area has expressed their worries about non-local workers moving into the Casa Retiro monastery. Earlier this week, the president of a local association for the

Hong Kong unveils HKD10,000 handout as part of stimulus package

Hong Kong’s government unveiled a budget packed with giveaways including a one-time cash handout that economists said isn’t likely to spur growth, as the city struggles to stabilize an economy

Gov’t to spend millions promoting rule of law after protests

Hong Kong’s government will launch a multi-million dollar campaign to promote the rule of law after public trust in the government plummeted following months of violent pro-democracy protests and criticism over

South Korean virus cases jump again, first US soldier infected

South Korean virus cases jumped again yesterday and the U.S. military confirmed its first case among American soldiers based in the Asian country, with his case and many others connected

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