Dexamethasone | First drug proves able to improve survival from Covid-19

Researchers in England say they have the first evidence that a drug can improve COVID-19 survival: A cheap, widely available steroid called dexamethasone reduced deaths by up to one third

Asia Today: More controls used in Beijing as outbreak grows

BEIJING — China increased testing and lockdown measures in parts of the capital Tuesday to control what appeared to be its largest coronavirus outbreak in more than two months. The 40

Crime | PSP cracks organized fake employment business

A total of ten Macau local residents are suspects in an organized fake employment business, the Public Security Police Force (PSP) said during yesterday’s joint police press conference. Earlier, the subdivision

Organization ‘distressed’ with IC reply on Guia Lighthouse

A local non-governmental group working to protect the Guia Lighthouse was “distressed” with the Cultural Affairs Bureau’s (IC) response to their appeal to UNESCO for help, the group has noted

Patriotic bus | Police report ‘festive parade’ to prosecutor

The undeclared double-decker parade on June 5 in support of the national security legislation in Hong Kong has been “reported” to the Public Prosecutions Office (MP), Ma Chio Hong, head

Two cases of drowning in Macau waters, one fatal

TWO cases of people drowning were reported by police authorities over the weekend. Although the cases seem to be unrelated, they happened on two consecutive days, only a few hours

Moody’s gives ‘B1’ rating to Wynn’s notes offering

Wynn Macau Ltd is expecting to raise some $743.1 million after it entered into a purchase agreement with Deutsche Bank – through its Singapore branch - which will be the

Tour guides call for inclusion in salary subsidy

The city’s tour guides have purportedly complained about their illegibility for the government subsidies for employees, according to a report by Cheng Pou. The President of the Macau Tour Guide Promotion

DSPA attributes ‘Green Hotel Awards’ to 31 local units

A total of 31 local hotel units have been awarded accolades under the “Macau Green Hotel Awards” program, organized by the Environmental Protection Bureau (DSPA). This was the thirteenth iteration of

Gov’t updates vehicle emissions to an obsolete 15-year-old norm

  The government has published a new standard table and method for measuring the pollutants coming from the exhaust of gasoline-powered vehicles in the government Official Gazette (BO) yesterday. According to the

Security laws may not be retroactive, Beijing says

Sweeping new national security laws being imposed on Hong Kong might not be retroactive, a Chinese official said, potentially limiting the scope of controversial legislation that’s currently being drafted in Beijing. Deng Zhonghua,

Hong Kong | Rich are preparing for a worst-case scenario

One Hong Kong businessman moved $10 million to Singapore and plans to transfer more. Another is eyeing London property, worried that prices in Hong Kong are too high. Well-to-do families

China’s new virus outbreak underscores continued threat

China’s capital was bracing yesterday for a resurgence of the coronavirus after more than 100 new cases were reported in recent days in a city that hadn’t seen a case

Salmon shunned after link to Beijing outbreak

The $700 million market for imported salmon in China is at risk after the fish was implicated in a new outbreak of coronavirus cases in Beijing, potentially dealing a blow

This Day in History | 1989 Hungary reburies fallen hero Imre Nagy

Former Communist prime minister Imre Nagy, the man who symbolises the 1956 Hungarian uprising, has been given a formal public funeral 31 years after he was executed. The capital, Budapest, came

GOP candidates balance pros, cons of running with Trump

President Donald Trump is hitting the road again. And while a campaign event with a president who draws TV cameras and raucous crowds can be gold for down-ballot candidates, these

Gaming | Some tribes reopen their casinos despite state opposition

Drivers heading down state roads leading to Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun in Connecticut are greeted by flashing warnings: “Avoid Large Crowds” and “Don’t Gamble With COVID.” Despite having authority

Football | Club-by-club guide to the Premier League’s resumption

A club-by-club guide ahead of the resumption of the Premier League: 1. LIVERPOOL (82 points) At stake: A maximum of two more wins are needed for a first league title in 30

The Buzz | American sentenced to 16 years in Russia on spying charges

A Russian court sentenced an American to 16 years in prison on spying charges a sentence he rejected as political. The Moscow City Court yesterday read out the conviction of Paul

One Good Thing | Thai entrepreneur connects Michelin bistros to those in need

Natalie Bin Narkprasert’s business was in Paris. But she was locked down by COVID-19 restrictions and stuck in Thailand. Her heart was in Thailand, too — and it ached for her

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