Asia Today: India’s daily virus cases surge by nearly 10,000

India's Health Ministry on Friday reported another record spike in new coronavirus cases — more than 9,800 in 24 hours. India now has 226,770 confirmed cases with 6,348 deaths, 273 of

Police responds to double standards on two gatherings with opposite purposes

Public Security Police Force (PSP) spokesperson Ma Chio Hong was unable to provide a straight clarification for double standards towards two completely different gatherings. During today's (Friday’s) regular police press conference

Nine public swimming pools open from tomorrow

Nine public swimming pools will be open to the public starting from tomorrow (Saturday), the Sports Bureau (ID) announced on Friday. Following the earlier opening of other sports facilities, ID is

Experts: Floyd’s health issues don’t affect homicide ruling

George Floyd had drugs in his system and severe heart disease when a Minneapolis police officer put a knee to his neck, but independent experts said the medical problems revealed

Ophthalmological surgeries grow over 40% in 2019

These medical procedures continue to grow at a rate well above all other services, registering growth of more than 40% for two consecutive years. Out of 20,000 surgical operations in 2019,

Briefs | Construction worker injured in fall

A 32-year-old construction worker was injured when he fell from a structural support while refurbishing a medical clinic located at Avenida de Horta e Costa. The local resident was standing

Sands China to repatriate stranded workers to the Philippines

Gaming operator Sands China Ltd. is said to be arranging chartered flights for some 130 Filipino workers that have been stranded in the city due to the pandemic outbreak, TDM

Lawyer-cum-photographer wins international photography award

Lawyer by trade and photographer by passion, João Miguel Barros has recently had his photography work recognized at the Moscow International Foto Awards (MIFA). MIFA is one of the affiliate

Education authority fines center for unlicensed admission of students

The Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ) has initiated procedures to fine a local education center for advertising their services despite the revocation of their license. The defendant is the Douglas

MOP600M of typhoon damage compensation still unpaid

The insurance companies of Macau still owe people and companies some 600 million patacas in compensation for damages related to the passage of Typhoon Hato in 2017 and Typhoon Mangkhut

June 4 vigil goes online for the first time

The city’s annual June 4 vigil was forced to run online this year, following the serial denial by the authorities of commemorative events relating to the incident that happened in

Top court terminates democrat appeal on civil assembly

As the court that handles the New Macau Association’s (NMA) appeal on its June 4 Vigil announced to terminate the legal procedure, the local democrat group “expressed great disappointment” yesterday

Hong Kong marks Tiananmen anniversary, defying a police ban

Thousands of people in Hong Kong defied a police ban yesterday evening, breaking through barricades to hold a candlelight vigil on the 31st anniversary of China’s crushing of a democracy

This Day in History | 1963 Profumo resigns over sex scandal

Secretary of State for War, John Profumo, has resigned from government, admitting he lied to Parliament about his relationship with a call girl. Prime Minister Harold Macmillan accepted the resignation calling

AP report raises concerns about China and WHO; Beijing denies

At least two U.S. senators said yesterday that China hid data from the World Health Organization that could have altered the course of the coronavirus outbreak, even as a

The Buzz | At least 39 injured in knife attack at China kindergarten

A school security guard injured at least 39 people in a knife attack at a kindergarten in southern China yesterday morning, state media reported. The motive remains unknown. The attack was

Pentagon-Trump clash breaks open over military and protests

President Donald Trump’s Pentagon chief shot down his idea of using troops to quell protests across the United States, then reversed course on pulling part of the 82nd Airborne Division

World Views | Hong Kong bull market found dead in a posh flat

  Hong Kong’s finance industry is thriving from the great divorce between the U.S. and China. Billion-dollar initial public offerings are on the horizon again, as New York-listed mainland companies seek a second home.

Friday, June 5, 2020 – edition no. 3549

— People in Hong Kong and Macau get creative to mark Tiananmen 31 * Sands China is reportedly arranging chartered flights for some 130 Filipino workers that have been stranded in

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