Government has no plan to close bars and pubs

The local government has no plan to close bars, a measure which has been implemented by the Hong Kong SAR, according to Lo Iok Long, medical director of the Conde

Education regulator pledges help for SEN students during pandemic

The Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ) has announced that the department is stepping up its measures in providing support to students with Special Education Needs (SEN) amid the closures

Tourism regulator admits shortcomings among some quarantine hotels

  Some of the designated hotels currently used by the government for quarantine purposes may have served unhygienic food to guests, Inês Chan, official from the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO),

Economy secretary says 10B pataca relief fund is not for gaming companies

Gaming companies will receive nothing from the government’s 10 billion pataca Covid-19 relief fund, Secretary for Economy and Finance Lei Wai Nong said yesterday. For the time being, no details have

Administrative Court rules against Polytex compensation claim

The Administrative Court has ruled against Polytex Import and Export Company Limited, which filed a compensation claim of 25.4 billion patacas against the government over losses related to the reclaiming

Public schools willing to accept students from closed private schools

The Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ) can assist with the teaching of students affected by the closure of non-tertiary private schools, according to the Second Standing Committee of the

Man arrested for kidnapping sex worker

  The Judiciary Police (PJ) arrested a man after he kidnapped a woman who illegally entered Macau in January to work as a sex worker. On March 30, she provided sexual

UM to collaborate with research institution on cancer therapy

An agreement on the establishment of a joint cancer research center has recently been signed between the University of Macau (UM) and the national-level Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), the

Professional tax refund delayed

  Tax refund from fiscal year 2018 will be delayed as the amendment to the public budget is still being discussed by the Legislative Assembly due to the Covid-19 outbreak, the

First batch of DSAL subsidized training classes commence

The first batch of people who enrolled in the Labour Affairs Bureau’s (DSAL) program for subsidized training have started training sessions this week. This initial group of 340 people will be

Lawmaker wants local museums to fully reflect city’s history

  During a Legislative Assembly (AL) session this week lawmaker Au Kam San was critical of the fact that despite Macau constantly talking about “Love the Country and Love Macau,” the

Macau supermarket creates temporary check-out priority lane

  The supermarket chain San Miu announced the creation of priority lanes in 24 of their supermarkets, as of April 1, aiming to facilitate the lives of customers aged 65 and

Chinese smartphone health code rules post-virus life

Since the coronavirus outbreak, life in China is ruled by a green symbol on a smartphone screen. Green is the “health code” that says a user is symptom-free and it’s required

Virus masks, apps | The race is on to avoid hidden carriers

The worldwide race to protect people against unwitting coronavirus carriers intensified yesterday, pitting governments against each other as they buy protective gear and prompting new questions about who should wear

Trump’s contradictory views on China shift as crisis grows

President Donald Trump has held an unequivocal position about China and the coronavirus — several of them. Trump initially praised China, then excoriated Beijing after it made unsubstantiated claims that the virus originated

This Day in History | 2000 Asylum voucher scheme enforced

Asylum seekers in the UK will now receive vouchers to buy food and clothes, under controversial plans which have come into effect despite months of criticism. The changes, being introduced under

New York virus toll doubles in 72 hours as hot spots spread

New York rushed to bring in an army of medical volunteers as the statewide death toll from the coronavirus doubled in 72 hours to more than 1,900, while the global

Pandemic | Rugby in crisis as unions engage in ‘unprecedented dialogue’

The U.S. has filed for bankruptcy. The Australians are facing a black hole of more than $70 million. English rugby leaders have drawn up worst-case scenarios of an even bigger

The Buzz | Chartered flight bound for London to pick up a group of Chinese students

China says a chartered flight is currently bound for London to pick up a group of Chinese international students who have struggled to return home as Covid-19 spreads around the

Un-baaaaa-lievable: Goats invade locked down Welsh town

Un-BAAAAA-LIEVABLE: This wild bunch is completely ignoring rules on social distancing. With humans sheltering indoors to escape the new coronavirus, mountain goats are taking advantage of the peace and space to

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