The Macau Light Rapid Transit (LRT) issued a warning on their website around 10 a.m. yesterday, reporting a failure on one of the trains en route from Lotus Checkpoint to Cotai West station.According to the report, services between Ocean station and Taipa Ferry Terminal station were affected and had a frequency of 26 minutes. The notice updated an hour later noted that train services from East Asian Games station to Ocean station had a revised frequency of 28 minutes, with the authorities appealing to potential passengers to consider other means of transport. Normal service resumed around 1 p.m.
Quarantine imposed on entrants from Guangzhou cities
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic situation in Guangzhou, where a domestic case of Covid-19 was confirmed on Saturday, a 14-day quarantine is mandatory for anyone who arrives in Macau and has been in Jinlong, Longjin Sub-district and Liwan District, Guangzhou two weeks prior. Mandatory quarantine is also applied to residents from: Jin’an District and Yu’an District, Lu’an City, Shangpai Town, Feixi County and Hefei City in Anhui Province.
Consumer Price Index decreases slightly
The Composite Consumer Price Index (CPI) for April 2021 (102.47) went down by 0.64% year-on-year, which was 0.33 percentage points lower than the decrease in March of 0.97%. The drop in the Composite CPI in April was attributed to lower charges for package tours and telecommunication services, according to the data from Statistics and Census Service (DSEC). Increased airfares and higher charges for electricity, eating out and outpatient services, coupled with rising wages of domestic helpers, partially offset the decrease. Among the various sectors of goods and services, price indices of Recreation & Culture and Communication declined by 9.87% and 7.70% year-on-year respectively.