Asia Today: New Delhi reverses limits on testing, sickbeds

New Delhi has reversed orders that limited the scope of coronavirus testing and reserved hospital beds for city residents as the Indian capital's caseload continues to surge. Delhi's numbers of infected

Police dubs June 5 event as ‘festive parade’

The Public Security Police Force (PSP) currently sees the June 5 parade that was attended by dozens of people on a semi-double decker bus as a “festive parade,” Lei Tak

Residents petition for investigation on pro-Beijing assembly

An online petition on calling for an investigation into an assembly held on June 5 has attracted over 2,500 supporters in two days. During the assembly, a large group

Workers’ federation records 300 dismissals during pandemic

Three hundred new cases of unemployment have been recorded by the Macao Federation of Trade Unions (FAOM) over the past several months of the Covid-19 pandemic, equating to a year-on-year

Nepalese workers lament ‘miserable conditions’ after dismissals

A representative for Nepalese workers who are currently stranded in Macau contacted the Times seeking help for his fellow compatriots, stating that they had been unable to receive help from

SSM employee under prosecution for rape

A civil servant from the Health Bureau (SSM) is in the process of being prosecuted after purportedly assaulting and raping his wife. The Judiciary Police (PJ) reported the case during yesterday’s

UM opens Centre for Regional Oceans

  The Faculty of Science and Technology at the University of Macau (UM) has unveiled a new center that aims to symbolize the university’s dedication to promoting research in regional oceanography The

Local rights group calls on UN for gov’t to give equal protection for LGBT+

LGBT rights group Rainbow of Macau is calling on the United Nations Human Rights Committee to request Macau to clarify whether the city is willing to accord equal protection to

Gaming taxes record 56.5% decline

The city’s gaming taxes between January and May plunged by 56.5% to 21.04 billion patacas, the Financial Services Bureau announced yesterday. Last month, the city only collected around 500 million patacas

Briefs | FSS to handle maternity leave subsidy

  The Social Security Fund (FSS) is in charge of administering the maternity leave subsidy procedure, according to an administrative regulation published yesterday in the government official gazette. The labour law

Hundreds march in Hong Kong as Carrie Lam urges stability

HONG KONG — Hundreds of people marched in Hong Kong's streets today (Tuesday) to mark a year since the start of anti-government protests, as the leader of the semi-autonomous city

Hainan free trade port won’t weaken Hong Kong’s status: Chinese official

A Chinese official yesterday dismissed concerns that the Hainan free trade port will undermine Hong Kong’s status as a global financial, trading and shipping center. With different orientations and priority industries,

Taiwan | Executive Yuan finalizing HK, Macau assistance action plan

The Executive Yuan is to publish a humanitarian assistance action plan for Hong Kong and Macau people after it receives approval at the weekly Cabinet meeting Thursday, a source familiar

Hong Kong | Permanent residents to receive HKD10,000 cash handout from gov’t

Eligible Hong Kong permanent residents can register for the government’s cash handout of 10,000 HK dollars from June 21 and will receive the money as soon as July 8, Hong

Plastic is the hero of coronavirus, says the plastics industry

On March 18—a week after the World Health Organization declared Covid-19 a pandemic—Tony Radoszewski, head of the plastics industry’s main U.S. lobbying group, sent Alex Azar, secretary of the Department

This Day in History | 1983 Thatcher wins landslide victory

Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative Party has won a landslide second term election victory, taking 397 seats to Labour’s 209. The SDP Liberal Alliance, fighting its first national contest, won just 23 seats

Vietnam ratifies trade deal with EU in boost for economy

Vietnam ratified a landmark trade deal yesterday with the European Union that is expected to energize the country’s manufacturing sector and exports, as it recovers from the impact of the

Singapore mulls tighter anti-laundering rules for casinos

Singapore is considering tighter regulations at its casinos in an effort to prevent money laundering and financing for terrorism, according to the Casino Regulatory Authority. The regulator has already asked casino operators

Massive sports corruption case finally heard at Paris trial

A sports corruption trial involving allegations of doping cover-ups and illicit payoffs at the top of track and field opened yesterday in Paris. In six days of hearings, the Paris court

The Buzz | BP to cut 10,000 jobs worldwide amid virus pandemic

Oil and gas company BP announced Monday that it will slash its global workforce by 10,000 jobs as the COVID-19 pandemic slams the energy industry. Chief Executive Bernard Looney said that

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