Elderly among most vulnerable, reminds health authority after first serious case

Following news reports of the emergence of Macau’s first serious case of Covid-19, health authorities yesterday fielded questions from journalists seeking to better identify the most vulnerable parts of the

English-language media crucial to outbreak control

Leong Iek Hou, coordinator at the local Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said during yesterday’s daily press conference that English-language media plays an important role in helping the

AL plenary | Mi Jian says Basic Law does not allow for housing market controls

The constitutional law of the People’s Republic of China and the Basic Law of Macau do not allow the concept of “Macau people, Macau land,” said Mi Jian, director of

Macao Foundation encouraging beneficiaries to ‘write better reports’ after call for greater transparency

The Macao Foundation has been working to improve its subsidy approval process by requesting that sponsored organizations submit forms with improved designs, according to Ng Chi Leong, Chairman of the

Briefs | Liaison Office announces appointment of new vice-director

  The Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macau Special Administrative Region announced the appointment of Yan Zhichan as one of its four vice-directors. According to a statement

Imports fall to lowest level since March 2011

Total merchandise import fell by more than 30% in year-on-year terms in February, falling to its lowest single-month figure since March 2011, the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) has informed

MUST to confer honorary doctorates on six distinguished personages

On the occasion of its 20th anniversary, the Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST) has planned to confer doctoris honoris causa on five distinguished academics and one local community

Analysis | Gaming: Border entry restrictions thought to smother first signs of recovery

New border entry restrictions implemented last week across the greater China region threaten to smother the first signs of recovery in yet another stress test for Macau’s battered casino economy. A

Hotel occupancy rate plunges to just 10%

Hotel occupancy in Macau hit new lows last month with five-star establishments affected most. According to statistics published yesterday by Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) the occupancy rate in five-star

Sands China renegotiates $2 billion loan facility amid Covid-19

  Casino operator Sands China Ltd, has renegotiated the conditions of a $2 billion (MOP16 billion) loan facility that the company has held since November 2018. A filing made by its

Exceptional Times | Facebook gives $100m to journalism, easyJet grounds planes

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments yesterday related to the global economy, the work place and the

Wuhan | City at center of China’s virus outbreak gradually revives

Shopkeepers in the city at the center of China’s virus outbreak were reopening yesterday but customers were scarce after authorities lifted more of the anti-virus controls that kept tens of

This Day in History | 1966 Harold Wilson wins sweeping victory

The Labour party is on course to win the general election with a majority of about 100 seats in the House of Commons. Prime Minister Harold Wilson has hailed the result

Spain passes China in infections; Trump extends US lockdown

In an abrupt turnaround, President Donald Trump extended lockdown measures across the United States as deaths in New York from the new coronavirus passed 1,000. Spain yesterday became the third

Singapore’s Lee says virus battle intensifying as industries die

  Singapore’s battle to fight the coronavirus outbreak is intensifying, while industries such as tourism and aviation are virtually dead, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said. Global supply chains are also

Thailand’s biggest island on lockdown to contain coronavirus

Phuket in Thailand is on lockdown, with most transportation to the island banned from yesterday, in the latest effort to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus in the usually

Football | Messi says Barcelona players taking 70% pay cut

In a letter critical of Barcelona club officials, Lionel Messi said yesterday he and his teammates are taking a 70% cut in salaries because of the shutdown caused by the

The Buzz | Macau vehicle circulation tax payment deadline today

Car owners have until tomorrow to pay this year’s vehicle circulation tax for their cars, the government has reminded in a statement. Failure to do so may lead them to

Blissful ignorance? Submariners likely unaware of pandemic

Of a world in coronavirus turmoil, they may know little or nothing. Submariners stealthily cruising the ocean deeps, purposefully shielded from worldly worries to encourage undivided focus on their top-secret missions

World Views

PANDEMIC Bells tolled in Madrid’s deserted central square and flags were lowered in a day of mourning yesterday as Spain raced to build field hospitals to treat an onslaught of

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