MGM announces relief plan to shore up SME cash flow

MGM China has announced new relief measures designed to shore up small businesses in Macau reeling from the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak.

Briefs | Cinematheque to undergo three-month renovation

The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) will be renovating the Cinematheque from June until August of this year. The IC’s announcement came in the form of a reply to

Macau People Power asks for second cash handout in 2020

Local association Macau People Power has asked the Macau government to consider a second cash handout for 2020. The request comes after the government confirmed

Health Bureau chief defends Hubei rescue operation

Director of the Health Bureau (SSM), Lei Chin Ion, said that the current outlook for a mission to repatriate about 50 Macau residents from central China’s

Local netizens say they oppose repatriation plan

Some Macau local residents have expressed anger and disagreement over the local government’s recent decision to bring home Macau residents that have been hitherto stuck

Wanted: extension of economic housing applications, say lawmakers

Amid the partial or full suspension of public and private services deemed necessary by the government as part of its response to the Covid-19 outbreak,

Health | Private clinics allowed to return to business

The service suspensions of most private clinics and practice physicians were lifted yesterday, the Health Bureau (SSM) informed. In a statement, the SSM noted that

Macau airport operating just 11 routes after airlines axe flights

The outbreak of the Covid-19 coronavirus and the consequent restrictions imposed by many countries and regions in regard to border crossings have led to the suspension

Alipay HK and WeChat Pay HK now accepted in local stores

Mainland China’s mobile and online payment platform Alipay HK, together with WeChat Pay HK, can now be used at the city’s Macau Pass terminals across retail

Opening of Hengqin port delayed

The opening of the new Hengqin port has been postponed, Secretary for Administration and Justice André Cheong Weng Chon has announced. Previously, Cheong said

Virus fuels dread and angst even as China sees signs of hope

The number of new virus cases in China dropped to its lowest level in six weeks yesterday and hundreds of patients at the outbreak’s

North Korea fires presumed short-range missiles into the sea

North Korea fired two presumed short-range ballistic missiles into its eastern sea on Monday, South Korean officials said, resuming weapons demonstrations after a months-long hiatus

Iran | Virus kills member of council advising Iran’s supreme leader

A member of a council that advises Iran’s supreme leader died yesterday after falling sick from the new coronavirus, state radio reported, becoming the first top official

This Day in History | 1966 – BBC tunes in to colour

The BBC has announced plans to begin broadcasting television programmes in colour from next year. Britain will be the first country in Europe to offer regular programming

World economy may shrink because of virus, watchdog says

A global agency says the spreading new virus could make the world economy shrink this quarter for the first time since the international financial crisis

Football | Showdown with fans leads to chaos in Germany

The German soccer federation’s power struggle with fans escalated dramatically over the weekend when Bundesliga games were interrupted by protests with the threat of being called off.

World briefs

PORTUGAL registered its first two cases of the new coronavirus, both in people who had recently returned from abroad, Health Minister Marta Temido told a news conference

The Buzz | China manufacturing slumps as anti-virus controls bite

China’s manufacturing plunged in February as anti-virus controls shut down the world’s second-largest economy, but companies are confident activity will revive following government stimulus efforts, according to two

Child dies as migrants rush to cross Greek-Turkish border

Greek police fired tear gas at migrants trying to push into Greece from Turkey through the land border yesterday, and a child died when a dinghy boat

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