Asia Today: Vietnam schools reopen, New Zealand hits zero

Students across Vietnam started returning to their classrooms Monday that had been closed to curb the coronavirus. "I am so excited to go back to school, to be with my teachers

Hitches as Macau puts own color code health system into use

Yesterday, the city marked the first day of its color code health system, which combined and replaced the previous two health declaration systems required at the entrance of certain public

Briefs | Public swimming pools have no set date to reopen

  Government-operated swimming pools have no defined reopening date yet, according to the medical director of the Conde São Januário Hospital, Lo Iek Long, who said that the setting of a

Health authorities not concerned over relapse of three Covid-19 patients

A total of three Covid-19 patients in Macau who had undergone treatment and recovered from the virus have been re-diagnosed, according to local health authorities. These cases occurred less than a

Netizens slam supermarket price hikes, but gov’t insists they are honest mistakes

Netizens have slammed local retail outlets for the alleged price hikes of several products since May 1, the day when the government e-voucher first entered into operation. Residents turned to

Ho Iat Seng sends regards to workers on Labor Day

Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng has sent his regards to workers and their families during International Workers’ Day by thanking them for maintaining the city’s stability during the pandemic period. International

Macau casinos see worst month yet as gaming revenue plunges 97%

Macau casinos suffered their worst month ever as travel restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic left the world’s biggest gambling hub struggling with few players and a heavy daily burn of

MGM bullish on summer gaming revenue bounce

MGM Resorts International appears bullish over Macau’s imminent return to growth, despite the ongoing collapse in gross gaming revenue, predicting a bounce in the market could come as early as

University of Macau students complain about full tuition fees

Students at the University of Macau say they are dissatisfied with their university’s decision to charge full-rate tuition fees for the second semester of this academic year, even though many

Senior secondary students resume classes today

  Senior high school students are back to school today after classes were on halt for over three months due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Most students have been on vacation since

Sum of all fears still can’t dispel speculation about inflation

Even a calamity of disease, death and economic destruction afflicting the world all at once isn’t enough to suppress the notion in some quarters that inflation could return with a

Washington fans anti-China rhetoric to shift responsibility for Covid-19 crisis

With Covid-19 cases and deaths mounting daily, the U.S. government has intensified attempts to fan the flames of anti-China rhetoric to divert attention from its direct responsibility for the crisis. The

This Day in History | 1966 Doctors and dentists get huge pay rise

The Prime Minister, Harold Wilson, has announced the government is to increase doctors’ and dentists’ salaries by up to 30%, following recommendations made by a pay review body. The Cabinet decision

US allows use of first drug shown to help virus recovery

U.S. regulators on Friday allowed emergency use of the first drug that appears to help some Covid-19 patients recover faster, a milestone in the global search for effective therapies against

Emerging from lockdown: ‘46 days in the house was enough’

From the United States to Europe and Asia, people in many parts of the world are emerging from their homes as virus-related restrictions begin to ease and springtime temperatures climb. But

The Buzz | China opposes Taiwan participation in United Nations after US tweet

China said it firmly opposes any participation by Taiwan in the United Nations as it responded to a tweet by the U.S. mission to the international body for the island

Liaison Office says protesters are jeopardizing Hong Kong

China’s Liaison Office in Hong Kong accused protesters of jeopardizing the future of the city, calling demonstrations on Friday “illegal activities,” in the latest signal that China’s top agency in

World Briefs

NORTH KOREAN leader Kim Jong Un made his first public appearance in 20 days as he celebrated the completion of a fertilizer factory near Pyongyang, state media said Saturday, ending

World Views | Here’s what to do before you lose your job

  The most severe job losses may have already happened, but that doesn’t mean more employees won’t be getting “the call” from HR. The first phase of layoffs hit front-line workers in

Monday, May 4, 2020 – edition no. 3525

– Macau residents vent online over supermarket price hikes, but authorities say there’s no evidence of that. Globally, analysts say price inflation may make a nasty comeback next year * 929,000

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