Asia Today: Singapore partly reopens despite rise in cases

Singaporeans were able to get a haircut at the barber or pop in to their favorite bakery Tuesday as the government loosened restrictions three weeks before a partial lockdown ends. Despite

Education | Primary schools to resume classes from May 25

Local primary school level students will be back in classes from May 25, the government announced yesterday during the daily press conference of the Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Center. The

Hospital visits reinstated, with limitations

Visits to hospitalized patients at the Conde de São Januário Hospital Center (CHCSJ) have been reinstated as of yesterday, although several restrictions will remain in force, the Health Bureau (SSM)

Briefs | 200 ‘wealthy households’ moved out from subsidized housing

  In 2019, over 200 households moved out from government-subsidized apartments due to their growth in incomes, according to Chan Wa Keong, head of the Public Housing Department of the Housing

DSEJ online study platform to help schools to launch September

The Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ) is establishing a centralized online study platform for local schools to use. According to DSEJ Director Lou Pak Sang, who said he expects

IC launches new app for library users

The Macao Public Library has launched the new mobile application “My Library”, which includes functions such as reserving and renewing library items and searching for items in the library catalogue. Through

Cinematheque Passion to reopen in August after renovation

After renovation works scheduled for July, the Cinematheque Passion is expected reopen to the public this August, possibly under a new operator. Macau Association of Audiovisual CUT, which has operated the

Maxim Bessmertny’s latest film is an eye into the freelancer life

After months of 20th anniversary fever in Macau, there is a welcome respite in Maxim Bessmertny’s The Handover (2020), which is neither a salute to the 1999 transfer of sovereignty

Crime | Police bust document forgery group

A n operation that has been counterfeiting visitor arrival documents since July 2019 has been uncovered by the Public Security Police Force (PSP), the bureau announced yesterday. Last Tuesday, the PSP

Sands China works with local SME to provide pandemic relief

A local small and medium enterprise (SME) has been actively collaborating with Sands China Ltd. to supply necessary products during the coronavirus pandemic, as the gaming operator continually seeks to

Borders busy as non-resident workers crowd for Covid-19 tests

A large number of non-resident workers who wished to carry out the nucleic acid test queued up at the Taipa Ferry Terminal, according to a statement released by the Novel

Briefs | Financial Intelligence Office valid for two more years

The validity of the Financial Intelligence Office has been extended for two years from August 8 this year, as announced in a Chief Executive Dispatch. The office, which was inaugurated

HK in talks with Macau, mainland on easing travel restrictions

The Hong Kong government is currently in talks with Macau and mainland authorities on lifting some of the travel restrictions in place between the three regions. The news was disclosed by

Tale of two outbreaks | Singapore tackles a costly setback

Weeks after two of his roommates were diagnosed with COVID-19, Mohamad Arif Hassan says he’s still waiting to be tested for the coronavirus. Quarantined in his room in a sprawling

This Day in History | 1967 Stansted to become London’s third airport

The British Government has given the green light to plans to convert Stansted into London’s third airport. President of the Board of Trade Douglas Jay told the House Of Commons that

Restart or re-stop? Countries reopen amid second-wave fears

Plastic spacing barriers and millions of masks appeared yesterday on the streets of Europe’s newly reopened cities, as France and Belgium emerged from lockdowns, the Netherlands sent children back to

Shanghai Disneyland reopens with anti-virus controls

Visitors in face masks streamed into Shanghai Disneyland as the theme park reopened yesterday in a high-profile step toward reviving tourism that was shut down by the coronavirus pandemic. The House

The architect of rock ‘n’ roll | Jagger, Dylan react to death of Little Richard

Little Richard, one of the chief architects of rock ‘n’ roll whose piercing wail, pounding piano and towering pompadour irrevocably altered popular music while introducing black R&B to white America,

The Buzz | Hong Kong police arrest more than 200 in renewed protests

More than 200 people were arrested during anti-government protests in Hong Kong on Sunday night, police said yesterday, as authorities seek to prevent a revival of last year’s massive demonstrations,

Grant Bowie resigns from MGM China top posts

MGM China Holdings Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, Grant Bowie, will leave his position at the company effective May 31, the casino operator unveiled in a filing with the

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