Asia Today: Indian businesses urge easing of virus lockdown

NEW DELHI — With Chinese industries ramping up production, competing Indian businesses are urging Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government to loosen India's 5-week-old coronavirus lockdown when it comes up for

Amid recession, Covid-19 provides chance to reflect on Macau’s diversification failures

For a long time, Macau’s dependence on the gaming industry has been a concern shared by economists, politicians and the general public. Even before the gaming liberalization and the transfer of

Gov’t grants Melco until 2022 to fully develop Studio City land

The Macau SAR government has granted Melco International Development Ltd until May 31, 2022 to completely develop the land plot on which Studio City is situated. However,

Crime | Online scams related to facemasks, investments, gambling and romance

The Judiciary Police (PJ) reported seven online scams during yesterday’s joint police press conference, covering matters from facemasks to online romance. The police authority said yesterday that it has not found

End of facemask distribution scheme stirs concerns over future pricing

The assumed suspension of the government’s facemask supply has caused some members of the public and lawmakers to worry about price hikes for facemasks. Yesterday, lawmaker Ella Lei wrote an

Fishermen to fulfill mandatory 14-day quarantine upon entry

Fishermen returning to Macau will have to undergo a quarantine period of at least 14-days when arriving in Macau by sea, the health authorities informed during yesterday’s press conference of

Other school, summer activities may follow class resumption

A representative of the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ) informed that following the reopening of secondary school classes, extracurricular school activities such as interschool competitions might also resume. The chief

Briefs | Eight places open for UNESCO Internship Program

The Talent Development Commission and the Macao Foundation are calling for applications to fill eight vacancies at the UNESCO Internship Program. According to the statement, those interested can submit their

Hong Kong preparing to re-open public facilities, leader says

Hong Kong announced plans to reopen government offices and some public facilities, as Chief Executive Carrie Lam took cautious steps to get the city back to work amid the threat

As virus cases rise, UAE adjusts to a new normal in pandemic

In a Dubai industrial park, workers weld, drill and build what one entrepreneur sees as key to the near future of this desert city-state amid the coronavirus pandemic: disinfection gates. Husam

New Zealand tames virus; France, Spain reveal lockdown exits

France and Spain, two of the worst-hit countries in the coronavirus pandemic, were laying out separate roadmaps yesterday for lifting their lockdowns, while signs emerged the virus has been all

This Day in History | 1992 LA in flames after ‘not guilty’ verdict

Fierce rioting has broken out in Los Angeles following the decision by a jury to acquit four white police officers accused of beating black motorist Rodney King. The decision, made by

Guterres: Extremists using Covid-19 to recruit online youths

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned yesterday that extremist groups are taking advantage of COVID-19 lock downs to intensify social media efforts to spread hatred and recruit young people who

Sands China implements energy-efficient plant at Sands Cotai Central

Sands China Ltd. is now operating the first solar thermal-heat pump hybrid energy plant at its Sands Cotai Central integrated resort. The energy-efficient plant generates both heating and cooling for 2,000 hotel rooms

SJM sponsors ‘SEN Learning Programme’

Sociedade de Jogos de Macau, S.A. (SJM) has sponsored the “SEN Learning Programme” recently launched by the Macau Special Olympics (MSO), offering extra learning support to students with special education

Liquor giant Moutai sees profit gain despite virus lockdowns

Liquor giant Kweichow Moutai Co.’s buoyant first quarter earnings is the latest sign that China’s demand for luxury goods is resilient, a relief for global brands dependent on the Asian

Asian celebs work to combat racist attacks amid pandemic

Actress Olivia Cheng was recently volunteering in Vancouver when she says she witnessed a man drive up to an elderly Chinese woman, roll down his window and yell, “This is

The Buzz | Brazil edges toward being next big coronavirus hot spot

Brazil is emerging as potentially the next big hot spot for the coronavirus amid President Jair Bolsonaro’s insistence that it is just a “little flu” and that there is no

One Good Thing | Naples’ beloved pizza is back after virus shutdown eases

Wood is burning again in Naples’ pizza ovens, giving a symbolic and savory boost to Neapolitans after two months of lockdown meant an end to their most iconic and favorite

World Briefs

CHINA Wuhan again reported no new coronavirus cases or deaths yesterday and its hospitals remained empty of virus patients for a second straight day. China’s six new cases were three

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