Another minor problem has been registered at the Yangjiang nuclear power plant in Guangdong province, the local government has informed, though it stressed that this does not mean that the operation is unsafe. On June 26, an error occurred relating to an auxiliary feed pump system in Unit 1 of the Yangjiang nuclear power plant during some scheduled maintenance work. Staff managed to fix the issue in a timely manner and the pumping system was immediately restored to its normal condition. According to the International Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale, measured over seven levels, this operational event was a “Below Scale” i.e. “Level 0” event. A similar “Level 0” event occurred on June 1, described by the authorities as an “anomaly.”
Medical clinic suspended for 30 days
The Health Bureau has ordered a medical clinic located in the NAPE district to suspend operations for 30 days, as it investigates possible illegal practices and the administration of drugs with an unknown origin. According to a statement from the health authority, inspectors were sent to the clinic last week and found that its internal layout did not conform with what had been registered with the government. Personnel at the clinic claimed that unregistered doctors had administered injections and prescribed treatment for patients. It was suspected that drugs on site may violate the Foreign Trade Law and so were seized by the inspectors.
Package tour visitors grow 16.4%
The number of visitors on package tours to Macau rose 16.4% year-on-year in May to reach 827,000, the latest data from the Statistics and Census Service shows. Visitors came mainly from mainland China (639,000), Taiwan (59,000) and South Korea (58,000), rising 17.5%, 6.1% and 26.8% respectively year-on-year. Package tour visitors from Hong Kong (16,000) surged by 53.5%. For the first five months of the year, there were 4.12 million package tour visitors, or 14.7% more than in the equivalent period last year. When all categories of visitors to Macau are considered, inbound tourism to the SAR is tracking about 21% higher this year than in 2018, fueling concerns of overtourism in the city.