Flu and coronavirus: Similar symptoms, different fears

Is it the flu, a cold or the new coronavirus? Patients and doctors alike are parsing signs of illness to figure out who needs what tests or care and how

The Latest: Merkel: Virus will infect up to 70% of Germans

  The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak sweeping the globe: German Chancellor Angela Merkel is citing expert estimates that up to 70% of the population could be infected by the new coronavirus

Corporate Bits | Wynn Macau only resort worldwide to win 8 Forbes Five-Star awards

For the fourth consecutive year, Wynn Macau has retained its position as the only resort in the world with eight Five-Star awards on the 2020 Forbes Travel Guide (FTG) Star

Corporate Bits | Sands Cares Ambassadors distribute donation of anti-virus products

Sands Cares Ambassadors recently helped to deliver 4,800 bottles of hand sanitizer, 30,000 pairs of medical gloves and 2,000 shower caps donated by Sands China to local community organizations, as

Gov’t stresses importance of honest travel declarations after case slips through

Honest travel history declarations are one of the most important factors in preventing another coronavirus outbreak in the city, the Health Bureau (SSM) stressed yesterday, after it

Macau schools to reopen in phased approach next month

The city’s non-tertiary schools will reopen no later than April 20, Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Ao Ieong U announced yesterday, after meeting with the city’s

Higher education | 54 students in Taiwan request transfer to local universities

Fifty-four local residents who are currently enrolled in university programs in Taiwan have asked for a transfer to Macau universities, according to a report by

Gaming | Nearly half of all casino tables back in operation

A total of 3,100 gaming tables have resumed operation since the reopening of casinos in February, representing 46% of the total number of tables. On

Singapore politician dubs Macau battle against Covid-19 ‘Platinum Standard’

An opposition politician in Singapore has commended Macau’s approach to battling the outbreak of the Covid-19 coronavirus, dubbing it “Platinum Standard.” Lim Tean’s comments were

Briefs | Hong Kong resident arrested for drug trafficking

A Hong Kong resident has been arrested for drug trafficking, according to the Judiciary Police (PJ). After receiving a tip-off regarding a 26-year-old man from Hong Kong, the

Sports | Women’s Volleyball going ahead but FIVB does not rule out changes

Preparations for the Macau round of the FIVB Women’s Volleyball Nations League, scheduled for early June this year are ongoing and in line with the initial

Several public sports facilities to reopen today

Several public sports facilities under the management of the Sports Bureau (ID) are reopening from today, the ID announced in a statement. Among the facilities

IAM announces public toilet overhaul project to complete this year

The Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM) is planning to improve public toilets across the special administrative region by transforming them into “high quality facilities,” the government announced

Quanzhou | Mom, son safe after 52 hours trapped in hotel rubble

A 10-year-old boy and his mother have been rescued 52 hours after being trapped in the collapse of a virus quarantine site in southeastern China where 20

Covid-19 | Xi visits virus’ epicenter as fears of recession grip world

China’s president visited the center of the global virus outbreak yesterdayy as Italy began a sweeping nationwide travel ban and people worldwide braced for the possibility of

Indonesia | Dutch king apologizes for colonial killings

King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands apologized yesterday for his country’s aggression during its colonial rule of Indonesia and formally recognized the Southeast Asian country’s independence date, in

India | Holi festival subdued over coronavirus concerns

Hindus threw colored powder and sprayed water in massive celebrations of the festival of Holi in India yesterday, but the enthusiasm was subdued compared to previous

Italy | Premier locks down entire country to stop virus

Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte put his entire country on lockdown yesterday to combat the coronavirus, banning all but the most important travel and putting the final

This Day in History | 1985 – Gorbachev becomes Soviet leader

There is a new man in charge at the Kremlin - Mikhail Gorbachev has taken over following the death of Konstantin Chernenko. Chernenko, 73, died yesterday after

Jack Ma steps up battle with WeChat to win merchants

Alipay, the mobile payment app owned by billionaire Jack Ma, is stepping up its competition with WeChat to get more of its 900 million users to

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