Quarantined students pressure hotels with ‘personalized demands’

Macau students currently under quarantine in hotels have been showing their “strength” by asking for multiple types of “personalized demands” from their sheltering hotels. During Friday’s press conference of the Novel

Online petition calls for withdrawal of TNR ban

An online petition calling on the government to withdraw the blanket ban on non-resident workers (TNR) from overseas countries entering the Macau SAR was launched yesterday. The ban started yesterday at

Gov’t appoints Regency Hotel as third quarantine venue

The 326-room Regency Art Hotel has been designated as the third hotel to be used for quarantining individuals undergoing 14-day medical observation. Casino Taipa, the casino located at the newly designated

Education regulator cancels school resumption plans

The previously announced school resumption schedule has now been suspended and an announcement on new dates will be made in due course, the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ) informed

No new cases after three reported in single night

The city’s medical staff saw three new Covid-19 cases between Wednesday night and the early hours of Thursday morning. As of yesterday’s daily press briefing, the total number of cases

Face masks: From hated necessity to fashion accessory

Once seen as a sign of sickness, face masks embraced across Asia are earning a new status in the fashion world even as their popularity lags in the West. Although it

Briefs | Youth group calls for end to discrimination against returning students

  The Chinese Youth Advancement Association has urged the Macau community not to discriminate against Macau students returning from overseas. Recently, over 3,000 Macau students have returned to Macau from high-prevalence

UM’s Professor Kevin Thompson elected to prestigious EASA

Professor Kevin Thompson, founding master of the University of Macau (UM) Moon Chun Memorial College, has been elected a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts (EASA) for

Covid-19 | Wuhan offers hope on virus front; Italy nears stark toll

Yesterday was a day of contrasts on the front lines of the battle against the new coronavirus. In a sign of hope, the Chinese city of Wuhan reported no new

This Day in History | 2003 – US launches missiles against Saddam

American missiles have hit the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, signalling the start of the US-led campaign to topple Saddam Hussein. President George Bush delivered a live television address shortly after the bombings

Pandemic | Mideast airlines lose $7b as airports shut to combat virus

Seven Middle Eastern countries have suspended all commercial flights due to a fast-spreading new virus as the aviation industry’s largest trade association announced yesterday that airlines in the region have

Golf | South African player tests positive for the coronavirus

The first player under the PGA Tour umbrella has tested positive for the new coronavirus after returning home to South Africa from playing a developmental tour event in Mexico. The PGA

Football | England suspends leagues until April 30, will extend season

English soccer will remain suspended until at least April 30 because of the coronavirus outbreak, with authorities agreeing yesterday to extend the season “indefinitely” beyond its previous cut-off point of

The Buzz | Portugal declares state of emergency over coronavirus, recorded third death

Portugal stepped up its fight against the rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak yesterday , announcing a multi-billion euro stimulus package and clearing the way for declaring a state of emergency, Reuters

Li Wenliang | Chinese probe criticizes police reprimand of virus doctor

China’s top disciplinary body has criticized how police handled the case of a Chinese doctor who was reprimanded for rumor-mongering after he shared a warning with others about the coronavirus

World Briefs

MONACO The palace of Monaco says its ruler, Prince Albert II, has tested positive for the new coronavirus but his health is not worrying. Albert, 62, appeared to be the

World Views | Face masks signal  loud and clear

  One of the curious little mysteries of the coronavirus pandemic is why Japan’s cases have increased so slowly. The country hasn’t implemented the widespread testing of South Korea or the draconian lockdown

Friday, March 20, 2020 – edition no. 3497

    * Education regulator cancels school resumption plan * Asia leading a face mask fashion revolution * Opposition mounts against Macau’s blanket ban on non-Chinese foreign workers entering the city with an online

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