Covid-19 | CE urges people to stay calm, hopes to return to normalcy in 14 days

Chief Executive (CE) Ho Iat Seng has urged Macau to stay calm during this period of “immediate prevention status,” reassuring the city that there is no reason for panic. In a

Businesses reported to have reduced employees’ schedules amid outbreak

A few businesses are reported to have already reduced the working hours of its employees due to the Covid-19 outbreak in the city and in response to new restrictions from

People forced to sleep on streets while awaiting PCR results

Following the rush to update their polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test results to return to Zhuhai, many test-takers were forced to sleep on the streets overnight while they waited for

Covid-19 | All 29 dance group members and tour guide tested negative 

All 29 members of Hou Kong Middle School who engaged in dance-related activities in Xi’an in late July have tested negative for Covid-19 for the first round of sampling. These

Gaming | SJM records 18.9% revenue increase in H1

SJM Holdings recorded an increase of 18.8% in its net gaming revenue in the first half of the year (H1) amounting to nearly HKD5.1 billion, up from HKD4.28 billion in

Women’s Federation calls for better maternal care

During this year’s World Breastfeeding Week, the Women’s General Association of Macau has expressed hopes that the government can support maternal care through policy. The Week is celebrated during the first

Resident deposits in June decreases

The broad money supply fell in June with a stable share of patacas. At the same time, deposits of residents decreased compared to May, while loans to residents increased. Official statistics

China seals city as its worst virus outbreak in a year grows

China’s worst coronavirus outbreak since the start of the pandemic a year and a half ago escalated yesterday with dozens more cases around the country, the sealing-off of the city

Indonesia | Country surpasses 100,000 deaths amid new virus wave

Indonesia surpassed 100,000 confirmed COVID-19 deaths yesterday, a grim milestone in a country struggling with its worst pandemic wave fueled by the delta variant, amid concerns the actual figure could

ASEAN ministers pick Brunei diplomat as envoy to Myanmar

Southeast Asian foreign ministers yesterday picked Brunei Second Foreign Minister Erywan Yusof as their special envoy to Myanmar, in a breakthrough after months of delay for regional mediation to help

This day in history | 1962 Marilyn Monroe found dead

  Screen icon Marilyn Monroe has been found dead in bed at her Los Angeles home. The 36-year-old actress’ body was discovered in the early hours of this morning by two doctors

Climate change | This year’s summer of weather extremes hits wealthier places

As the world staggers through another summer of extreme weather, experts are noticing something different: 2021’s onslaught is hitting harder and in places that have been spared global warming’s wrath

Honda reverts to profit on recovery from pandemic damage

Honda returned to profitability in April-June, recording a 222.5 billion yen ($2 billion) profit, as better sales and costs cuts added to the Japanese automaker’s bottom line. Honda Motor Co. had

Toyota reports record profit, keeps forecasts

Toyota reported yesterday a record 897.8 billion yen ($8.2 billion) profit for the fiscal first quarter, underlining the Japanese automaker’s resilience even amid the coronavirus pandemic. Toyota Motor Corp.’s April-June profit

Belarus runner flies to Europe after feud with team managers

A Belarusian sprinter left Tokyo en route to Europe yesterday after resisting an attempt by her Olympic team’s officials to send her home to Belarus, where the athlete said she

Tokyo 2020 | Serbia rallies to reach semifinals by ousting China 77-70

Ana Dabovic found a way to provide just the spark Serbia needed to keep its medal hopes alive. Standing closer to the Olympic rings logo at half-court than the 3-point arc,

The Buzz | Cuomo urged to resign after probe finds he harassed 11 women

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo faced mounting pressure to resign, including from President Joe Biden and other onetime Democratic allies, after an investigation found he sexually harassed nearly a dozen

British navy warns of ‘potential hijack’ of ship off UAE coast

The British navy warned of a “potential hijack” of a ship off the coast of the United Arab Emirates in the Gulf of Oman yesterday , though the circumstances remained

World Views | What are dark patterns? An online media expert explains

  Dark patterns are design elements that deliberately obscure, mislead, coerce and/or deceive website visitors into making unintended and possibly harmful choices. Dark patterns can be found in many kinds of sites

Thursday, August 5, 2021 – edition no. 3829

— People forced to sleep on the streets while awaiting PCR results to enter Zhuhai * Ho Iat Seng hopes to return to normalcy in 14 days * All 29 dance group

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