Briefs | Lawmaker urges compensation for overlapping holiday

  Lawmaker Lei Chan U has urged the local government to expedite the final works on the new amendment to the Labor Relations Law. This law includes provisions regarding compensation for

Grand Harbour Hotel becomes ninth quarantine venue

The Grand Harbour Hotel will now be used by the government as a medical observation and quarantine facility, increasing the total number of quarantine rooms to 2,272. Grand Harbour Hotel is

Local designer branches out with new brand

Nuno Lopes de Oliveira, a local fashion designer, has transitioned into the world of beauty and cosmetics with the launch of a new brand and debut eye shadow product. He has

Latest case is 27-year-old returnee from US

The 31st case of Covid-19 has been diagnosed in Macau, the Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Center announced just minutes ago. The latest case is a male resident of Macau aged 27.

Television show may postpone episodes due to virus outbreak

The second season of the audience-focused Macau television show, The Felix Show, may postpone some of its episodes to avoid social gatherings amid the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak. The Felix Show has

Cross-border bus service suspends operation amid new travel restrictions

Hong Kong-Macau Express has suspended its express bus service between downtown Macau and downtown Hong Kong as of Wednesday midnight, the company announced in a statement. The service suspension is a

DSAL to follow up on construction site victims

The Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL) says that it will follow up on compensation arrangements for the victims of the Galaxy construction site scaffolding collapse. The scaffolding collapse happened around 4 p.m.

Gaming | Analysis: Macau recovery not on the cards this year says one analyst

Macau should not expect a recovery in gross gaming revenue until at least next year, according to one gaming analyst. Ben Lee, managing partner of IGamiX Management & Consulting, says that

Displaced Filipino workers to receive assistance from Manila

A total of 795 Filipino workers in Macau working in manufacturing, hotel, restaurant and tourism-related sectors have been displaced as a result of the travel restrictions implemented to contain the

Briefs | Property management worker steals from sinking fund

  The Judiciary Police (PJ) has arrested a property management employee suspected of stealing from her company’s sinking fund. The suspect is a 61-year-old Macau resident. She stole 75,000 patacas from

Australia criticizes China’s espionage case against writer

Australia yesterday criticized China for formally charging a Chinese-Australian writer with espionage during the coronavirus pandemic. Yang Hengjun was taken into custody upon arriving in China from New York in January

Wuhan | Beijing lifting last controls in Hubei at outbreak’s center

Trains carrying factory employees back to work after two months in locked- down cities rolled out of Hubei province, the center of China’s virus outbreak, as the government yesterday began

India | Police struggle to enforce sweeping virus lockdown

Indians struggled to comply with the world’s largest coronavirus lockdown yesterday as the government began the gargantuan task of keeping 1.3 billion people indoors. Official assurances that essentials wouldn’t run out

This Day in History | 1981 – ‘Gang of four’ launches new party

The Social Democrats have launched their new political party pledging to “reconcile the nation” and “heal divisions between classes”. At a crowded press conference in London, signalling the start of a

Pandemic | Spain’s coronavirus deaths leap; Prince Charles now infected

The death toll in Spain from the coronavirus shot up by more than 700 yesterday, surpassing China and is now second only to Italy as the pandemic spread rapidly in

Singapore bar, cinema closures rub ‘salt in wound’ for economy

Singapore’s closure of bars and entertainment venues to contain the spread of coronavirus is another gut punch to the city- state’s economy already suffering from widespread disruptions to trade and

Tokyo’s delayed Olympics: Who pays bills for another year?

With the Tokyo Olympics postponed until 2021, now comes the multi-billion-dollar question: Who pays the bills for the delay, and how large will they be? The most likely answer is —

The Buzz | Coronavirus: 250 thousand volunteer in UK to help with vulnerable

Some 250,000 people have signed up in a single day to volunteer with the National Health Services (NHS) after a recruitment drive to help the vulnerable amid the coronavirus crisis,

Philippine rebels declare cease-fire to heed UN chief’s call

Communist guerrillas in the Philippines said they would observe a cease-fire in compliance with the U.N. chief’s call for a global halt in armed clashes during the coronavirus pandemic. New People’s

World Briefs

AUSTRALIA yesterday criticized China for formally charging a Chinese-Australian writer with espionage during the coronavirus pandemic. Yang Hengjun was taken into custody upon arriving in China from New York in

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