46 million masks sold to public since late January

A total of 46 million masks have been sold to the public since the start of the government’s scheme in late January. According to data provided by the Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination

E-voucher collection period starts today

The collection period for the first round of the e-voucher scheme starts today. Registered residents are reminded to collect their Macau Pass cards with the loaded funds in accordance with

Letter to the Editor | ‘When you go back to IPIM [to renew your BIR] your plea falls on deaf ears.’

Dear Editor, The Macau government must be applauded for the recent announcements by the Secretary for Economy and Finance, Mr. Lei Wai Nong, about the Economic Relief Fund Grants for eligible

HK expert microbiologist says summer travel plans will have to wait

Dr. Ho Pak Leung, an expert microbiologist from the University of Hong Kong, has warned Hong Kong residents that they “should not even consider overseas travel during the summer holidays,”

Survey suggests Macau visits are being postponed until next year

Mainland visitors appear to be postponing their Macau travel plans by as much as 12 months, according to a survey conducted by a research unit of Morgan Stanley, as entry

Guangdong reports on discovery of 400 asymptomatic coronavirus cases

Over the weekend, Guangdong Province reported its first batch of Covid-19 cases in which the patients showed no symptoms. A total of 398 individuals who were tested and confirmed to

Ho Iat Seng expected to deliver policy address next Monday

  Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng will deliver his 2020 policy address at the Legislative Assembly (AL) on April 20, according to public broadcaster Radio Macau. Citing unidentified sources, the broadcaster’s

Virus tests said to be made available to private sector

Covid-19 diagnostic tests may be made available to the private sector, Lo Iek Long, medical director of Centro Hospitalar Conde de São Januário announced during the press conference on Sunday. A private

Three Covid-19 patients discharged from hospital

Three patients who were diagnosed with Covid-19 during a second wave of infections in the city were recently discharged from the Conde São Januário Hospital (CHCSJ) and are now in

Sands China continuously strengthens its sustainability commitment through local procurement

Responding to the government’s call of turning the Macau SAR to become an eco-friendly city, Sands China Ltd. has always been keen on acquiring green and biodegradable products from local

Government reluctant to support trade union law

The local government’s recent opinion on the city’s employer-employee relationship shows it is reluctant to support a trade union law. Its representatives hold that the existing legislation is sufficient for

Sheldon Adelson retains title of wealthiest casino boss

Las Vegas Sands Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson has once again been named the world’s wealthiest casino entrepreneur, according to Forbes’ World’s Billionaires List 2020. The gaming magnate, who has interests

Hong Kong | China says lawmakers’ stall tactics could breach oaths

China’s top agency overseeing Hong Kong said lawmakers blocking action by the local legislature were potentially violating their oaths, in a signal that Beijing was losing patience with the months-long

Health or wealth? Nations pressured to loosen virus rules

As the coronavirus pandemic throws millions out of work and devastates economies worldwide, governments are struggling with the dilemma between keeping people safe from a highly contagious virus and making

This Day in History | 1979 New president for war-torn Uganda

A man driven into exile by former Uganda dictator Idi Amin has been sworn in as the country’s new president. Yusufu Lule was greeted by cheering crowds when he arrived back

Christians celebrate an Easter like no other

Christians celebrated Easter Sunday isolated in their homes by the coronavirus while pastors preached the faith’s joyous news of Christ’s resurrection to empty pews. St. Peter’s Square was barricaded to

Tokyo Games | Athletes completing bans get unexpected chance at Olympics

Athletes completing doping bans over the next year will be eligible to compete in the postponed Tokyo Olympics, an unintended effect of the coronavirus pandemic that has some crying foul. Turkish

The Buzz | China reports highest number of new infections after lifting restrictions

China yesterday reported 108 new cases of coronavirus infection, 98 of them imported. Of the new domestic cases, seven were recorded in the province of Heilongjiang bordering on Russia and three

One Good Thing | Volunteers feed hungry animals at Nepal’s revered shrine

When COVID-19 came to Nepal, attention turned to an unlikely group of victims: hundreds of monkeys, cows and pigeons. Normally, the animals are fed by thousands of devotees at the country’s

World Views

SOUTH KOREA reported 32 additional cases of the coronavirus over the past 24 hours, a continued downward trend in new infections in the country. The Korea Centers for Disease Control

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