Covid-19 | Public efforts may complete mass test earlier than expected: Alvis Lo

Despite the city currently facing “extremely huge challenges” from the Delta variant, locals’ swift registration rate of city-wide mass Covid-19 testing may help wrap up the large-scale scheme earlier than

Covid-19 | Red Zone residents unhappy but acquiesced

An eatery owner now being quarantined in the Red Zone near the private Kiang Wu Hospital said he was not pleased but nevertheless accepted the situation. The government’s recent announcement of

Hou Kong principal apologizes for citywide havoc 

The principal of Hou Kong Middle School (Hou Kong) Iao Tun Ieong has made a public apology for the city-wide havoc indirectly caused by the school, but appealed to the

CAEAL opens channels for polling station enquiries

  Yesterday the Legislative Assembly Electoral Affairs Commission (CAEAL) opened multiple channels for voters to confirm the polling station at which they will cast their vote. Voters can now obtain relevant

Covid-19, elections, campaign pitches in AL plenary

The four recent cases of Covid-19 registered in Macau and the upcoming elections took up a significant period of yesterday’s plenary session with an agenda dedicated to the final approval

Covid-19 | Gov’t lockdown guidelines unclear, says resident

A resident living close to the Yellow Zone near the Kiang Wu Hospital said that she was unsure how to get home after the lockdown came into effect on Tuesday,

Covid-19 | Confusion on first day of citywide PCR test

Queues have only lengthened at most sample collection stations for the citywide polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test on Wednesday. Lawmakers, commentators and members of the public expressed their confusion in

Registered capital in new companies rises slightly to MOP231m

  A total of 1,441 new companies were incorporated in the second quarter of 2021, an increase of 49 year-on-year. Of the new corporations, 467 were in Wholesale & Retail Trade

Gaming | MGM sees revenue nearly double in 1H

MGM China saw a 45% rise in its market-wide gross gaming revenue (GGR) for the first half (1H) of 2021, recording a total revenue of approximately HKD4.7 billion, nearly double

Analysis | Delta variant challenges China’s costly lockdown strategy

The delta variant is challenging China’s costly strategy of isolating cities, prompting warnings that Chinese leaders who were confident they could keep the coronavirus out of the country need a

Hong Kong | Corruption charges dropped for singer, activist

Prosecutors in Hong Kong yesterday dropped corruption charges against a prominent singer and pro-democracy activist, after initially accusing him of providing entertainment to sway voters in a legislative by-election. Anthony Wong,

This day in history | 1971 Sailor’s record ‘wrong way’ voyage

A British man has become the first to sail the world non-stop in the “wrong” direction - east to west - against the prevailing winds and currents. Chay Blyth, 31, set

India | Suspected rape and killing of girl triggers protests

Angry villagers in the Indian capital held a protest yesterday outside a crematorium where they say a 9-year-old girl was raped and killed earlier this week. The protesters, sitting on a

Afghanistan | Airstrikes pummel Taliban in south; insurgents gain in north

  The Afghan air force carried out more airstrikes against Taliban positions in southern Afghanistan yesterday, as the insurgent force made additional gains in the country’s north. The European Union, United Nations

Tokyo 2020 | Perfect 10s: China’s Quan dominates for Olympic diving gold

It could have been confused for a lesson in computer coding on the scoreboard: 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10. And in some ways, it was. China’s divers are programmed from

Triple jump | Cuban-born Pichardo wins first gold for Portugal

Portugal has waited 13 years to see one of its own climb atop the podium at the Olympics. Yesterday, that wait came to an end. Pedro Pichardo of Portugal won the

Women’s Football | Gold medal match moved to Friday night

The Olympic women’s soccer gold-medal match between Canada and Sweden has been moved from Friday morning in Tokyo to the evening in Yokohama. There were concerns about playing in the heat

Macau Racing Tips | The Rua Cinco Outubro 1600 Metres Sand 2021-08-06 | Fri | 21:25

Pearl Lucky can run a big race for his connection today. His highest rating in MJC reached 75 rating points and now he is at rating point 39. Pearl Lucky

The Buzz | Xi pledges China will provide 2 billion vaccine doses

President Xi Jinping said yesterday that China will provide a total of two billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines to the world within the year, in the country’s latest effort to

Australia to spend USD813m to address Indigenous disadvantage

Australia’s government yesterday pledged 1.1 billion Australian dollars ($813 million) to address Indigenous disadvantage, including compensation to thousands of mixed-race children who were taken from their families over decades. The AU$378.6

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