The Latest: Tourists stuck in Nepal headed back to Australia

  The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can

No way back to Macau for those without ‘safe-conduct’ through mainland

With the halt of the special transportation service from Hong Kong International Airport to Macau arranged by the Tourism Crisis Management Office, the only way residents can now return to

Macau residents with Zhuhai residency card can bypass quarantine

The representative of the Public Security Police Force at the Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Center said yesterday that local residents that have a Zhuhai city residency card are among

Legislative Assembly | Lawmakers call on casino operators to do more for diversification

Some of Macau’s lawmakers called yesterday for gaming operators to do more to contribute toward the economic diversification of the city ahead of the concession expiry date in June 2022. The

Mother and son returnees are latest confirmed cases

The Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Center announced today two new confirmed cases of Covid-19, bringing the total number of cases in Macau up to 41. The 40th patient is a

Legislative Assembly | Medical exams at border test 4,000 tourists but Macau ‘unable’ to test residents

The Macau SAR government can approve over 4,000 tourists to enter Macau after an equivalent number of Covid-19 medical examination were held near the border checkpoints, but it is unable

Crime | Drunk driver crashes vehicle at Border Gate checkpoint

A drunk driver crashed his vehicle into a gate at the Border Gate vehicle passageway on March 26, on his way back to Macau from Zhuhai, the Public Security Police

Gov’t introduces e-voucher registration measures for newborns

The government will allow newborns to be registered on the Consumption Subsidy Scheme, better known as the 3,000-pataca e-voucher scheme. The measures now being introduced facilitate the registration of eligible newborns

Suncity management see salaries reduced for two months

Senior management personnel at gaming promoter Suncity Group have announced that they will take a voluntary salary deduction for two months, media outlet Allin Media reports. According to the report, the

Briefs | Joint university exams to take place between April 16 and 19

  The joint exams of four local universities will take place as planned from April 16 to April 19, according to the exam organizer. The four universities are the University of

Dismantling democracy? Virus used as excuse to quell dissent

Soldiers patrol the streets with their fingers on machine gun triggers. The army guards an exhibition center-turned-makeshift-hospital crowded with rows of metal beds for those infected with the coronavirus. And

Exceptional Times | South Korea shoe cobbler donates for needy amid coronavirus

Kim Byung-rok survived tuberculosis when he was 23, but was left with one good lung. In his work polishing and mending shoes, he inhaled too much dirt. So when he bought

Exceptional Times | Students provide sanitizers to daily workers to fight virus

They toil on the fringes, without any job security or set hours or decent wages. And the coronavirus has made their already difficult lives harder, and more hazardous. And so a

This Day in History | 2000 Wartime coding machine stolen

A coding machine used by the Germans to encode messages during World War II has been stolen from the Bletchley Park Museum in Buckinghamshire, south-east England. Police said the thief is

Spain hit by record virus deaths; NY demands reinforcements

Spain’s coronavirus deaths jumped by a record number yesterday as the country’s medical system strained to care for its tens of thousands of infected patients, and the World Health Organization

Huawei warns of ‘pandora’s box’ if US curbs Taiwan supply

Huawei Technologies Co. is bracing for its most difficult year on record in 2020, when tightening U.S. sanctions and the Covid-19 pandemic threaten to slam an already slowing business. Rotating Chairman

Football | Tottenham announces salary cuts as chair’s pay rise emerges

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy says salaries for non-playing staff are being cut due to the coronavirus pandemic as the club has disclosed his pay package more than doubled to 7

The Buzz | Bottles of spirits, wine free at Taipa bar [April Fools’]

A Taipa bar is offering bottles of spirits and wines for free to regular and walk-in patrons – up to 10 bottles per person. The bar owners said this measure came

Hong Kong dollar strength to last after best run since 2003

In a world convulsed by market volatility, there’s one surety (for now): Hong Kong’s currency will continue outperforming the greenback. Elevated local rates relative to the U.S. have made the city’s

World Briefs

RUSSIA Moscow woke up to a lockdown obliging most of its 13 million residents to stay home, and many other regions of the vast country quickly followed suit to stem

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