‘Unprecedented’ outbreak puts several sites on lockdown as gov’t confirms 31 cases

Macau is battling with its worse Covid-19 outbreak yet as the city recorded 31 new SARS-CoV-2 infections of unknown origin as of 10 p.m. yesterday.

Fitch maintains negative watch on operators, downgrades economic recovery

Fitch Ratings has expressed reduced confidence in Macau’s economic recovery as the city’s zero-Covid strategy “continues to constrain the cash-flow generation ability of Macau’s operators.”

ID tests possibility of hosting ‘airtight’ Grand Prix

Over the weekend, the Sports Bureau (ID) has tested the feasibility of hosting this year’s Macau Grand Prix in an “airtight” mode, meaning that spectators and

Section of Old City Wall to be demolished

The news came via a statement from a taskforce created to evaluate the situation. The taskforce includes the Land and Urban Construction Bureau, the Public Works Bureau

Gov’t to roll out seven new business subsidies

Seven new financial subsidies for local businesses will be introduced later this year in response to the current Covid-19 outbreak, Secretary for Economy and Finance Lei

83-year-old is first death case of flu this year

An 83-year-old local man died late last week from pneumonia that resulted from complications associated with infection with Flu virus (Influenza A), the Health Bureau (SSM)

IAM confirms abundant food supply

Suppliers and importers have increased the amount of fresh and live food supplied to Macau, according to the Municipal Affairs Institute (AIM). The bureau stresses that pandemic

Old man apprehended on allegations of sham marriage 18 years ago

A local 81-year-old man was recently arrested on allegations of a sham marriage for profit that took place 18 years ago, the Public Security Police

Gov’t defends ‘zero-Covid’ after US envoy warns of costs

China on Friday defended its tough “zero-COVID” policy after the U.S. ambassador said it was causing serious damage to the global economy and foreign business sentiment.

Biden, mulling tariff decision, will talk soon to China’s Xi

President Joe Biden said Saturday he plans to talk to Chinese leader Xi Jinping soon as he considers whether to lift some Trump-era tariffs on

Duterte’s daughter takes oath as vice president

Sara Duterte, the daughter of the outgoing populist president of the Philippines, took her oath yesterday as vice president following a landslide electoral victory she clinched

Floods in India, Bangladesh leave millions homeless, 18 dead

Army troops were called in to rescue thousands of people stranded by massive floods that have ravaged northeastern India and Bangladesh, leaving millions of homes underwater

Morale is concern as NATO chief warns war could last ‘years’

Four months of brutal fighting in Ukraine appear to be straining the morale of troops on both sides, prompting desertions and rebellion against officers’ orders, British

1984 O-Levels to be replaced by GCSEs

O-Level and CSE exams are to be abolished and replaced by a new examination for 16 year olds, in the biggest exam shake-up for over 10 years. 

‘We ain’t done’: NBA champion Warriors already looking ahead

The goal was enormous: Return to the NBA’s mountaintop. And now with that monumental task complete, the NBA champion Golden State Warriors already have a new

Ukraine introduces visa regime for Russians amid war

The Ukrainian cabinet approved a resolution on Friday to bar Russian citizens from entering Ukraine without a visa. The move is likely to be viewed as symbolic

The shift of Chinese investment in the EU

According to a recent study by researchers at Rhodium Group and MERICS, Chinese foreign investment stagnated in 2021. While global foreign direct investment (FDI) has recovered sharply, outward

Monday, June 20, 2022 – edition no. 4034

  * Largest outbreak yet — Macau is facing an ‘unprecedented’ outbreak as tally hits 31, locking down several sites; 602 people under follow-up * Fitch: Macau’s zero-Covid strategy ‘continues to constrain the

Gov’t confirms 31 positive cases

Macau is battling with its worst Covid-19 outbreak yet as the city recorded 31 new SARS-CoV-2 infections of unknown origin as of 10 p.m. today. The government has not stated whether

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