The Latest: Nearly 900K lost their jobs in Spain amid virus

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

GGR tumbles nearly 80%, sixth month down

The Macau SAR’s gaming revenue dropped for the sixth consecutive month in March, down nearly 80% from a year earlier, according to data from the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau. Gross

Briefs | DSEJ claims efforts to help teachers

  The Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ) asserted that it has launched a series of policies to reduce the workload of the city’s teachers. In a reply to lawmaker Sulu

No free bottles of booze in Taipa Bar: April Fools’

The story “Bottles of spirits, wine free at Taipa bar,” published yesterday in the Times (p12) was our April Fools’ joke. The fictional Taipa Bar is not offering bottles of booze

Gov’t to evaluate centralization of resources for ‘quarantine hotels’

The government will research the possibility of centralizing the designated hotel resources for quarantine within fewer or even just one hotel, Inês Chan, the representative of the Macao Government Tourism

Eighth round of mask distribution starts today

The Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Center has advised that from today, a new round of face mask distribution organized by the government will start. Doctor Lo Iek Long advised that

Melco records 10% growth in 2019 profit

Melco International Development Limited, the gambling concession holder owned by Lawrence Ho, achieved 10% growth in both net revenues and profit last year, reaching HKD45 and HKD1.8 billion respectively. Owner of

Briefs | Local secondary student holds debut painting exhibition

Local young painter, Wong Si Kei, will hold her debut exhibition at the Art Exhibition Pavilion for The Youth, the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau announced. The exhibition will feature

Following Macau | Casinos in Vietnam, Cambodia close to slow Covid-19 spread

Some casino operators in Vietnam have heeded the government’s call for a shutdown to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. As of yesterday, the country had recorded a total of

Lawmakers express urgency in approving amended 2020 budget

The Second Standing Committee of the Legislative Assembly (AL) has agreed that the 10 billion pataca fund, which will be offered to local residents and businesses affected by the Covid-19

Philippine Consulate reportedly offering relief goods to citizens on unpaid leave

The Philippine Consulate General in Macau is allegedly offering relief goods to Filipino nationals who can provide a declaration that they are on unpaid leave. According to a post circulating on

China reveals 1,541 symptom-free virus cases under pressure

China said that it’s put 1,541 people infected with the novel coronavirus but who don’t have symptoms under observation as of March 30, a much-anticipated announcement which helps provide a

Fake news or the truth? Russia cracks down on virus postings

Two weeks ago, an opposition-leaning radio station in Russia interviewed political analyst Valery Solovei, who alleged the government was lying when it said no one had died in the country

Exceptional Times | Volunteers fill gaps amid UK pandemic lockdown

The Rev. April Keech knocked on the door of an apartment in east London, took three giant steps back and made way for other volunteers to lay a bag of

This Day in History | 1986 Bomb tears hole in airliner over Greece

Four people, including an eight-month old baby, have been sucked out of a TWA passenger jet after an explosion ripped a hole in its side. The Boeing 727 was flying at

Mass testing, empty ICUs: Germany scores early against virus

Late last year — long before most people had heard of the new coronavirus now sweeping the globe — scientists in Germany sprang into action to develop a test for

World’s top gold market freezes as Chinese shoppers stay away

The coronavirus pandemic has frozen the Chinese gold market, torpedoing demand at a time when investors elsewhere in the world are clamoring for the safety of bullion. China is the biggest

The Art Of Giving | Modern Philanthropy: THERE IS SUCH A THING AS SOCIETY

Half the world is in lockdown. For those who are healthy it is a good time to catch up on some new reading or to go back to classics of

After Tokyo move, swimming looks for new worlds dates

After new dates were announced for the Tokyo Olympics, the swimming’s governing body is going back to the drawing board to figure out when to hold its next world championships. The

The Buzz | Facebook joins resistance to Bolsonaro virus claims

Major social media companies are taking aim at Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s dismissal of social distancing, joining others in the country who have lined up against his controversial stance regarding

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