Asia Today: Officials say no more hospitalized Wuhan patients

Wuhan, the city at the center of China's coronavirus outbreak, has no more hospitalized patients after the last 12 were discharged Sunday, the Hubei province health commission said. Hubei's remaining patients

Au Kam San worried non-local workers have monopolized some jobs

Lawmaker Au Kam San says that the government’s policy of hiring non-local workers to fill gaps in the labor market has led to the monopolization of some job types by

Secretary confirms: public consultation on casinos to launch this year

The public consultation on Macau’s gaming concessionaire contracts will launch this year, Secretary for Economy and Finance Lei Wai Nong has assured lawmakers. Speaking at the policy address for the areas

Flights to Korea, Japan to resume with restrictions

The government has decided to partially ease travel restrictions, allowing some flights to resume, according to the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO). The government has affirmed that the resumption does not

Briefs | Two suspected of luxury watch fraud involving 80 million patacas

  The Judiciary Police (PJ) has apprehended two local residents – one man and one woman – who are suspected of being responsible for a luxury watch fraud worth 80 million

Taipa Ferry Terminal to accommodate four airlines after airport extension

The auxiliary airport passenger terminal planned for the Taipa Ferry Terminal is set to accommodate at least four airlines with daily operations in the early stage of implementation. Secretary for Transport

Secretary Cheong calls for guidelines to govern department mergers

Secretary for Administration and Justice André Cheong Weng Chon has called for the establishment of principles and guidelines for the merging of government departments, as announced last week by Chief Executive Ho

Analysis | Gaming: Even conservative casino prediction puts 80% revenue recovery in sights

Macau’s gaming concessionaires may see a “sequential recovery” in gross gaming revenue throughout 2021, according to Union Gaming, a boutique investment bank and advisory firm focused on the global gaming

Briefs | Unemployment rate climbs above 2% for first time since 2012

  The general unemployment rate for the three-month period between January and March 2020 increased 0.2 percentage points to 2.1% from the previous three-month period (December 2019 to February 2020), according

Gaming | American-owned casino operators report first quarter losses

Macau casino operators owned by U.S. parents are reporting first quarter losses caused by the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. Macau gaming operator Sands China reported a net loss of $166

Education authority to screen school staff and cross-border students to prevent outbreak

The Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ) is performing nucleic acid screening tests for Covid-19 on all teachers, school staff, and cross-border students ahead of class resumption, deputy director of

China’s diplomats show teeth in defending virus response

From Asia to Africa, London to Berlin, Chinese envoys have set off diplomatic firestorms with a combative defense whenever their country is accused of not acting quickly enough to stem

China’s virus cases could have been four times official tally

Coronavirus cases in China may have been four times higher than officially reported numbers, according to a study published in the Lancet medical journal. Infections would have been 232,000 in China

This Day in History | 1992 Betty Boothroyd is new Speaker

The House of Commons has elected a woman to the post of Speaker for the first time in its 700-year history. Betty Boothroyd, the 62-year-old Labour MP for West Bromwich West,

Britain | Boris Johnson returns to face growing virus divisions

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is returning to work after recovering from a coronavirus infection that put him in intensive care, with his government facing growing criticism over the deaths

Diary of Samuel Pepys shows how life under the bubonic plague mirrored today

In early April, writer Jen Miller urged New York Times readers to start a coronavirus diary. “Who knows,” she wrote, “maybe one day your diary will provide a valuable window into

The Buzz | Hong Kong police reject labor group’s request for May 1 march

Hong Kong police rejected an application by a pro-democracy labor group to hold a march on May 1, citing concerns about public health and security risks, the government said in

HK bookstore under attack in China reopens in Taiwan

The part-owner of a Hong Kong bookstore specializing in texts critical of China’s leaders reopened his shop in Taiwan on Saturday after fleeing Hong Kong due to legal troubles, saying

World Briefs

INDIA Lightning killed at least 10 villagers during thunderstorms and heavy rain in eastern India yesterday, said Pratay Amrit, a Bihar state disaster management official. Nine villagers died as they

World Views | Senators’ stock trades would make a poker cheat blush

  One dispiriting story of the Covid-19 pandemic is that four U.S. senators sold hundreds of thousands of dollars of stock in the days after getting a classified briefing on the

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