Asia Today: South Korea clamps down again as virus rebounds

Areas around the South Korean capital moved to curb large gatherings Tuesday and officials urged churchgoers and some health care workers to avoid crowds as the number of new coronavirus

Gaming revenue plummets for 8th month straight

Macau gaming revenue has plummeted again in May, recording a drop of 93.2% from a year earlier, a figure that was slightly better than the median analyst estimate of 95%. Data

Briefs | Applications for education loan interest subsidy starts

The government has officially opened applications for the education loan interest subsidy program for local students yesterday. The application period will run until December 31 this year. The subsidy aims

Cross-border traffic drops 90% in April

  The restrictions imposed over Covid-19 quarantine measures have caused the cross-border traffic in and out of Macau to drop by 89.5% in April this year when compared with the same

HK to adopt Health Code system to open borders to Macau and Guangdong

The authorities of Hong Kong are preparing to adopt the Health Code system currently in use in Macau and the Guangdong province to reopen their borders to travelers from these

Non-resident workers down 7,900

The number of non-local residents working in the SAR is down by 7,900 as of April, compared to the end of 2019, according to Chan Un Tong, deputy director of

Gov’t to allow reopening of daycare centers

Elderly daycare centers and rehabilitation facilities will be allowed to reopen in phases, announced the Social Welfare Bureau (IAS) at the Health Bureau’s (SSM) press conference yesterday. Even so, these facilities

Briefs | AAM calls on members to report difficulties on the job

  The Macau Lawyers Association (AAM) is calling on its members to immediately report any difficulties they face with accessing information, documentation, or others while performing their legal duties. The information comes

PJ charges restaurant worker for embezzlement

The Judiciary Police (PJ) has forwarded one man to the prosecution authority under the charge of embezzlement, officials revealed during yesterday’s joint police press conference. The suspect, surnamed Chan, is a

IFFAM joins online global film festival with 5 movies

The International Film Festival and Awards Macao (IFFAM) is joining the online global film festival “We Are One,” organized by Tribeca Enterprises and YouTube. Macau’s international film festival will be represented

Hong Kong blocks Tiananmen vigil; rush on for UK passports

Police rejected an application yesterday for an annual candlelight vigil marking the anniversary this week of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, as residents rushed to apply for passports that could

Xinhua interview | China’s national security legislation reduces uncertainty in Hong Kong: US expert

China’s national security legislation for Hong Kong “reduces uncertainty by thwarting instability” for financial markets in the “Pearl of the Orient,” said a renowned U.S. expert on China. “As far as

This Day in History | 1953 Queen Elizabeth takes coronation oath

Queen Elizabeth II has been crowned at a coronation ceremony in Westminster Abbey in London. In front of more than 8,000 guests, including prime ministers and heads of state from around

Mass gatherings, erosion of trust upend coronavirus control

Protests erupting across the nation over the past week — and law enforcement’s response to them — are threatening to upend efforts by health officials to track and contain the

Trump’s options to hit Hong Kong, from tariffs to China’s banks

If the markets are any judge, U.S. President Donald Trump’s vow of “meaningful” action to strip some of Hong Kong’s trade privileges has so far proved underwhelming. Trump’s announcement in the

The Buzz | SpaceX’s historic encore: Astronauts arrive at space station

SpaceX delivered two astronauts to the International Space Station for NASA on Sunday, following up a historic liftoff with an equally smooth docking in yet another first for Elon Musk’s

World’s reaction to US weaves solidarity, calls to change

Several thousand people marched in New Zealand’s largest city yesterday to protest the killing of George Floyd in the U.S. as well as to stand up against police violence and

Our Desk | ‘If you’re going through hell, keep going’

This quote by Sir Winston Churchill flashed into my mind when I was about to write this piece. If it’s necessary to explain why I have picked it, read on. This

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 – edition no. 3546

  * Hong Kong | Rush on for UK passports * Travel bubble | HK to sync Health Code system with Macau, Guangdong * Elderly daycare centers and rehabilitation facilities will be allowed

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