Asia Today: More restrictions in Australia’s State of Victoria

CANBERRA — The State of Victoria, Australia's coronavirus hot spot, announced today (Monday) that businesses will be closed and scaled down in a bid to curb the spread of the

Labor authority claims redundancies, missing salaries not a growing problem

The Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL) says it has no record of any serious situations regarding unemployment disputes. During Friday’s Legislative Assembly (AL) plenary meeting, local workers advocate and lawmaker Ella Lei

Museum fire did not damage historic materials

  A fire that broke out at the Macau Museum on Friday evening had no consequences for the historic materials stored within, the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) has said. The evaluation

Government aims to expand local tours to Hengqin by month-end

The local government hopes to launch Macau tour group itineraries involving Hengqin by the end of August, the Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture said during yesterday’s Legislative Assembly (AL)

Briefs | Woman who broke quarantine referred to Public Prosecutions Office

  The Public Security Police Force (PSP) has referred the case of a woman allegedly breaking her quarantine at the Sheraton Grand Macao Hotel to the Public Prosecutions Office. The woman

Mainland provinces receive greenlight to issue non-tourism visas to Macau: reports

All mainland provinces will resume issuing non-tourism visas for traveling to Macau, according to a report by Macao Daily News. However, group tour visas and the Individual Visit Scheme (IVS),

Gov’t promises unpopular bus cuts just for summer

A controversial decision to slash the frequency of bus services in the Macau SAR is only for the summer, according to government authorities, who assembled a last-minute press conference yesterday

‘Politics should stay off campus,’ says higher education chief

Politics, and namely the political opinions of lecturers, should stay out of the classrooms of local universities, Sou Chio Fai, the Director of the Higher Education Bureau (DSES) has said

Covid-19 | Hong Kong opens makeshift hospital to face third wave

The Hong Kong government opened over the weekend a temporary field hospital with a capacity of 500 beds to enlarge the region’s capacity to hospitalize what is being termed the

Sheraton Grand Macao concludes quarantine mission

The Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) has recently announced that the Sheraton Macao Hotel will conclude its service as a quarantine hotel no later than August 14. As a replacement, the

This Day in History | 1957 Rahman to lead independent Malaya

Tunku Abdul Rahman has been elected for a five-year term as head of state of Malaya. He was chosen by his fellow Malay rulers in the capital, Kuala Lumpur, yesterday and

US | Supreme Court won’t halt challenged border wall projects

The Supreme Court declined by a 5-4 vote Friday to halt the Trump administration’s construction of portions of the border wall with Mexico following a recent lower court ruling that

Thousands in Russia’s Far East protest governor’s arrest

Thousands of demonstrators rallied Saturday in the Russian Far East city of Khabarovsk to protest the arrest of their governor, keeping up a three-week wave of opposition that has challenged

China’s ByteDance prepared to divest 100% of TikTok in US

China’s ByteDance Ltd. is prepared to sell 100% of TikTok’s U.S. operations as a way to head off a proposed ban on the music-video app by President Donald Trump, said

‘Mastermind’ accused of Twitter hack just out of high school

The alleged mastermind behind the July 15 hack of Twitter accounts of business titans, celebrities and a former president didn’t need sophisticated hacking tools to pierce the company’s security system.

The Buzz | London lockdown considered in worst-case scenario

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is considering sealing off Greater London and ordering at-risk members of the population to stay at home under a potential scenario designed to avert a

UK quarantine means bummer summer for Spain

When Spain locked down to slow the coronavirus in March, about 25,000 British tourists were enjoying the beaches and bars of the Costa Blanca resort of Benidorm. Local officials quickly

World Views | Why big nations have been brought low by the pandemic

India is now the epicenter of the global coronavirus pandemic. It ranks just behind the U.S. and Brazil in confirmed cases and is growing faster than either. The total rose

Monday, August 3, 2020 – edition no. 3589

  * Go Hengqin tours — Macao Ready Go! Local Tours will soon stretch across the border * Hong Kong to treat third wave patients at new makeshift hospital * A fire that broke

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