Macau Pass to waive charges on retailers for two years

Contactless smartcard provider Macau Pass will waive annual fees, deposits and payment terminal rental fees for all retailers using its services in 2020 and 2021, the company announced yesterday. The announcement

The Latest: Vegas casinos and resorts to close amid pandemic

The Latest on financial markets (all times local): 10:00 a.m. The owners of iconic Las Vegas casinos such as Bellagio and Wynn Las Vegas are shutting down as the coronavirus pandemic prompts

Corporate Bits | MGM partners with local firm to launch virtual classroom

MGM has partnered with the Yorkshire Online Academy to introduce a virtual classroom that offers a series of practical new courses, the gaming operator announced in a statement. During the business-matching

Macau records new Covid-19 imported case

Macau has recorded a new imported case of the Covid-19 coronavirus. The imported case of the virus was diagnosed in a 26-year-old, female non-resident worker of Korean nationality, who had recently

Covid-19 hides itself better than SARS, MERS, says Health Bureau

The inconsistent symptoms of Covid-19 have made the disease more difficult to detect and contain, Lo Iek Long, medical director of the Conde de São Januário Hospital, told

AL expected to discuss trade union bill again today

The Legislative Assembly (AL) is today expected to deliberate on another trade union bill submitted this time by the lawmakers representing the Macao Federation of Trade Unions. The latest

Education | Gradual school resumption to begin March 30 on voluntary basis

The resumption of classes at Macau schools will go ahead in a phased approach, as earlier indicated by the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ), starting on a

USJ appoints Stephen Morgan as new rector

The University of Saint Joseph (USJ) has announced the appointment of Stephen Morgan, a Welsh deacon who has been a professor at the Catholic university since September 2018,

Euro travelers added to expansive quarantine list

All travelers who have been to Europe’s Schengen Area in the past 14 days will be required to undergo monitored quarantine at Pousada Marina Infante starting

Government hints: travel restrictions on mainland arrivals to ease

The Macau SAR government is considering easing travel restrictions for tourists coming from mainland China as the Covid-19 situation on both sides of the border is

Thailand | Macau visitors to face scrutiny even after mandatory self-quarantine

Thailand said it will classify all travelers into three groups under intensified surveillance for the new coronavirus as officials try to prevent a wider outbreak in

Sands China steps up relief measures amid global epidemic outbreak

Amidst the novel coronavirus outbreak that was occurring in the SAR, Sands China Ltd. has taken initiative to assure its team members of relief measures, largely extending the support

Macau among Guangdong’s travel wish list for after Covid-19

Macau ranks among the top five most anticipated tourism destinations for Guangdong residents for the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a survey by Chinese

Massachusetts | Gaming commission shuts down casinos in response to Covid-19

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted unanimously Saturday to temporarily suspend operations at the state’s three casino properties, in a move that closely resembles a decision in

Sports | National team table tennis players to train in Macau

The 47-member Chinese national table tennis delegation has arrived in Macau for 14-days of training prior to their next competition, the Sports Bureau (ID) announced in

In role reversal, Asia seeks to stop virus from coming in

From quarantining travelers from overseas to nabbing those sneaking in with fevers, China and other parts of Asia are scrambling to prevent the new coronavirus from

New curbs as virus weighs on public life, travel, worship

A  new round of restrictions and border closures was announced in Europe and beyond yesterday as public life and travel increasingly ground to a halt and even

This Day in History | 1988 – Thousands die in Halabja gas attack

Thousands of people are reported to have been killed and many others injured in a poison gas attack on a Kurdish city in northern Iraq. Up

Wuhan soccer team leaving Spain to escape virus

The Chinese soccer team that was originally stuck in Spain because of the coronavirus outbreak is going back home to try to avoid its rapid spread in Europe.

World briefs

PHILIPPINES Thousands of police in the Philippines, backed by the army and coast guard, started sealing the densely populated capital from most domestic travelers yesterday in one of Southeast

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