Asia Today: South Korea advises clubs to close, may delay schools

SEOUL — South Korea on Friday advised nightclubs and similar entertainment venues to close for a month and may delay the reopening of schools after linking more than a dozen

Education bureau to release further details on lunch provision

THE Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ) and educators across Macau are in regular communication in respect to providing lunch to small children under special daycare services, the bureau stated

Supermarkets popular choice for e-voucher spending

Despite criticism of price hikes and calls to boycott local supermarkets, 1 in every 5 patacas spent using the e-voucher has gone to the supermarket industry over the first five

Covid-19 testing expands to serve anyone wishing to cross the border

Starting today, Covid-19 testing will be extended to all Macau residents who want or have a need to cross the border into mainland China. Just a day earlier, the Health

Catholic priest removed from post for alleged misconduct

A Macau-based priest who left for the Philippines on January 26 was formally removed from his post this week as the leader of the Catholic Pastoral Center for Filipino Migrants

Electric buses pose no problem to middle Bridge, local engineer says

In a reply to legislator Ng Kuok Cheong at the Legislative Assembly on Wednesday, Secretary for Transport and Public Works, Raimundo do Rosário, pointed out that the weight of the

Golden bus shuttles resume on delta bridge

  The shuttle bus service operating between Macau and Hong Kong via the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge recommences operations today, a month after being suspended. The bus will operate on limited schedules starting

Environment | Gov’t to step up waste separation by partnering with condominiums

To increase environmental protection works and the collection of recyclable domestic waste, the Environmental Protection Bureau (DSPA) will start a program in partnership with several condominiums, DSPA director Raymond Tam

Gaming | Wynn reports $154 million in first quarter losses

  Local casino operator Wynn Macau has reported $154.1 million (1.23 billion patacas) in losses for the first quarter of this year, down from $190.6 million in profit a year earlier. However,

Analyst: investors should brace for high volatility amid stock purchases

  A Sanford C. Bernstein analyst suggests that gaming stocks in the Macau SAR are “terribly strong buys,” however investors should be prepared to weather high volatility over the course of

MGTO discards tourism tax idea

FOLLOWING the review of a study from last year, the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) has announced that it will no longer consider the possibility of imposing a tourism tax. In

Pandemic poses special threat to indigenous health, culture

In Indonesia’s easternmost province, felled trees are stacked to block a road that leads to Papuan villages. On the Thai-Myanmar border, the Karen people have also made makeshift barricades and

Fractures in many nations widen as virus lockdowns ease

Regional and political fractures are emerging in many nations over how fast to lift the lid on coronavirus-imposed lockdowns, as worries about economic devastation collide with fears of a second

Ship tied to Australia virus deaths sails into Manila Bay

A cruise ship being investigated in Australia for sparking coronavirus infections anchored in Manila Bay yesterday to bring Filipino crew members home. The Ruby Princess joins at least 16 other cruise

This Day in History | 1945 Rejoicing at end of war in Europe

The Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, has officially announced the end of the war with Germany. In a message broadcast to the nation from the Cabinet room at Number 10, he said

Uber, Airbnb lay off thousands as virus upends sharing economy

In a world where the coronavirus pandemic has turned social distancing into a new way of life, companies whose business models bank on people’s willingness to share their personal space

Drive In | An out-of-this-world experiment in ‘Spaceship Earth’

During lockdown, have you taken a moment to appreciate that at least you’re not quarantined with eight free-thinking adventurers in a terrarium of depleting oxygen levels? Matt Wolf’s documentary “Spaceship Earth”

The Buzz | April jobs data to show epic losses and soaring unemployment

The economic catastrophe caused by the viral outbreak likely sent the U.S. unemployment rate in April to its highest level since the Great Depression and caused a record-shattering loss of

Veteran Chinese diplomat and Mao Zedong’s interpreter dies

Ji Chaozhu, a veteran Chinese diplomat who provided English translation for leaders from Mao Zedong to Deng Xiaoping and served as an undersecretary of the United Nations, has died, the

World Views | Crazy trading on China’s Nasdaq has its own logic

  Old habits die hard. China’s Nasdaq-like ChiNext board has staged a comeback this year, rallying 17% to trade at an average of — yes, really — 70 times earnings. Is this misguided enthusiasm

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