Asia Today: South Korea has low daily increase as sports resume

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea on Tuesday reported its lowest daily increase in coronavirus cases since Feb. 18, as the country restarts professional sports and prepares to reopen schools. South

Royal Supermarket issues apology for pricing errors

Royal Supermarket issued a statement today apologizing for pricing errors that prompted an outcry on social media and Macau’s Consumer Council (CC) to revoke its “Certified Store Quality Symbol”. Netizens took

US couple’s nightmare: Held in China, away from daughter

The first thing Daniel Hsu noticed about the room was that there were no sharp edges. The walls were covered with beige rubber, the table wrapped in soft, grey leather.

Corporate Bits | Melco unveils special summer offers for Macau residents

Melco Resorts & Entertainment is bringing special summer offers to Macau residents over the next three months. Melco has announced the return of “Melco Loves Locals” offer for Macau residents, with

Tourism diversification as solution to solving pandemic crisis

Non-gaming tourism activities have been presented as a possible solution for shielding Macau from future crises such as the one presented currently by the Covid-19 pandemic. Secretary for Social Affairs and

BOC, BNU to issue new pataca notes amounting to mop37.7 billion

The Executive Council has concluded its discussion on the draft executive regulations for Bank of China (BOC) and Banco Nacional Ultramarino (BNU), which will issue new pataca notes with new

Briefs | Daily wages of construction workers grow 3.3%

  The average daily wage of construction workers grew 3.3% in the first quarter of 2020 compared to the previous quarter. According to data released yesterday by the Statistics and Census

Pandemic and politics push Hong Kong’s economy into record slump

Hong Kong’s economy suffered its worst quarter on record, extending the first recession in a decade as the coronavirus pandemic battered a city already weakened by political unrest. The economy contracted

Students eager to resume studies, education regulator says

Students are enthusiastic to resume their formal studies,” Wong Ka Ki, head of the Education Department of the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ) said yesterday, when questioned about how

Only six patients remaining at Coloane’s clinical center

The Macau SAR has no active cases of Covid-19, with only six recovered patients remaining at the Public Health Clinical Centre in Coloane. The city confirmed its first Covid-19 case on

Group of casino workers suffers food poisoning

A large group of workers from four different casinos – all connected to gaming operator Sociedade dos Jogos de Macau (SJM) were diagnosed with food poisoning on the same night,

Award-winning cartoonist calls for simpler gov’t subsidy applications

Local comic writer and cartoonist Angela Lao’s recent animation “Desireland, Multiverse” has won the LA Shorts Awards Best Short Film - Diamond Award. The 13-minute animated story was created in February

Briefs | Ilha Verde Neighborhood Association proposes penalty for profiteering

  Sellers who take advantage of the e-voucher scheme by inflating the prices of goods should be banned from participating in the second phase of the scheme, Chan Fong, deputy director-general

HK considers mutual health status recognition with Macau, mainland

Hong Kong government officials say that they are in discussions with their Macau and mainland counterparts regarding the possibility of mutual recognition for the health status of cross-border travelers. The move,

Analysis | Unlike 2008 crisis, pandemic has no leader, no global plan

When financial markets collapsed and the world faced its last great crisis in 2008, major powers worked together to restore the global economy, but the COVID-19 pandemic has been striking

Leaders aim to drum up billions for virus vaccine research

An alliance of world leaders is holding a virtual summit hoping to drum up billions of dollars to fund research into a vaccine for the new coronavirus as well as

DHS report | China hid epidemic’s severity to hoard supplies

U.S. officials believe China covered up the extent of the coronavirus outbreak — and how contagious the disease is — to stock up on medical supplies needed to respond to

Hawaii, other islands tamp down virus | Isolated by oceans

Flying to a faraway beach might seem like the perfect way to escape a pandemic, but for isolated Pacific islands, controlling the coronavirus means cutting off tourism. Hawaii has among the

Trump pushes economic reopening, ups virus death projection

Anxious to spur an economic recovery without risking lives, President Donald Trump insists that “you can satisfy both” — see states gradually lift lockdowns while also protecting people from the

This Day in History | 2001 Sun shines on foot-and-mouth crisis

Many of Britain’s tourist attractions are hoping the start of the bank holiday weekend and predicted good weather will attract visitors to areas previously closed due to the continuing foot-and-mouth

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