A local resident who arrived in Macau yesterday via Taiwan is the city’s 49th case, the Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre announced last night. The 23-year-old male resident flew from Portugal to Paris on April 4. On April 6, he boarded a flight to Taiwan and arrived in the city yesterday. The case was classified as an imported case. The patient was admitted to the public hospital for treatment. Yesterday, 15 residents returned to Macau from Europe and the United States via Taipei.
Island Hospital Establishment Work Group inaugurated
To prepare for the construction of the Island Hospital, the Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture has recently appointed members to form the Island Hospital Establishment Work Group, with immediate past director of the Health Bureau, Lei Chin Ion, as coordinator. The work group shall determine the mode of operation and location of the future medical facility. The work group shall also act as an advisory body for the government on the construction, procurement, human resources and other matters concerning the Island Hospital.
Income subsidy for the disabled takes applications
The Labour Affairs Bureau is now taking applications for this year’s income subsidy scheme for disabled residents. The application period will end April 30. Eligible residents must hold the disability registration issued by the Social Welfare Bureau, work less than 128 hours per month, as well as earn less than the minimum wage of MOP32/hour or MOP6,656/month. Besides the disability registration, applicants should also submit copies of their ID and bank account details. Application forms must be signed by both the applicant and the employer.
Nearly 40% more road accident injuries in first two months y-o-y
The Public Security Police Force has recently announced that in the first two months of the year, nearly 40% more injuries incurred by traffic accidents were recorded compared to the same period last year. With 2,117 traffic accidents recorded in the period, there was a 47% increase. Some 700 cases of failing to obey the red light were recorded, amounting to a 46% rise. As for speeding, 25 cases took place on the Amizade Bridge and 184 on the Sai Van Bridge.
Bureaus discuss efficient clearance of Lusophone products
A Macau government delegation consisting of the Economic and Technological Development Bureau, the Macao Customs, the Municipal Affairs Bureau and the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute has recently met with the Mainland Customs in Beijing to discuss extensive difficulties Macau traders have faced when importing Lusophone food merchandise and e-commerce products to Mainland China, among other issues. In response, the Mainland Customs noted their awareness of the issue and agreed to facilitate procedures in future.