Moody’s forecasts 20% plunge in city’s GDP

American business and financial services company Moody’s Corporation is predicting the city’s gross domestic product (GDP) for this year will plummet 20%, contrary to the 3% rise that the firm

Two local architecture projects receive international accolades

A Macau residential building and a public information counter won awards in the latest International Property Awards. Both projects are from local firm AETEC-Mo Architecture and Engineering Ltd., led by architect

World of troubles | Wuhan ends lockdown as health workers buckle under strain

After 76 days in lockdown, the Chinese city at the heart of the global pandemic reopened yesterday, and tens of thousands immediately hopped on trains and planes to leave. Elsewhere,

10 billion relief fund details announced: New round of MOP5,000 e-vouchers

An extra round of e-vouchers and salary subsidy for eligible employees, among other financial subsidies, will be issued later this year, Lei Wai Nong, Secretary for Economy and Finance has

Lawmaker urges temporary visa extension for non-local workers

Lawmaker Wong Kit Cheng is calling on the local government to consider benevolent measures for non-local workers who face problems with their visas and lodging. The lawmaker hopes that the local

SSM gives no assurance to access crucial medicine

A shortage of essential medications is expected to gradually affect local patients as both sea and land public passenger transports between the two Special Administrative Regions have been halted. Lo Iek

Developer of The 13 requests a ‘standstill’ for being unable to pay debt

The developer and promoter of the troubled The 13 Hotel has requested a standstill from its bank to avoid the enforcement of security and liquidation of the company, after the

Virus puts world in intensive care; state of emergency

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in intensive care yesterday fighting the coronavirus, while authorities in New York and elsewhere in Europe hoped that an apparent plateau of deaths and

Fundraising campaign raises nearly 2 million patacas to help Portugal

A fundraising campaign launched by Macau’s Portuguese community has reportedly raised nearly 2 million patacas. The campaign is intended to support healthcare professionals in Portugal by giving the the funds to

Almost two-thirds of all recently shipped EMS parcels contain masks

Face masks have become the most common product shipped from Macau to the rest of the world in the last two months. According to data released by Macao Post (CTT), 65%

Public Prosecution accuses nine with Covid-19 related crimes

The Public Prosecutions Office (MP) has formally accused nine people involved in cases of crimes related to the Covid-19 outbreak, the MP informed in a statement. From the nine cases, seven

Macau mourns Covid-19 victims in national three-minute silence

Macau joined the rest of the country on Saturday to observe three minutes of silence in commemoration of the victims of Covid-19. The city’s national and regional flags flew at

Macau patients have low risk of permanent lung damage, says health official

Doctor Lo Iek Long of the Conde de São Januário Hospital said yesterday that, for the time being, patients who are infected with Covid-19 and have been discharged or are

Gov’t discharges first quarantine hotel, more expected to follow

The health authorities announced yesterday the first reduction in the number of hotels designated to be used as isolation and quarantine facilities. The Metropole Hotel in central Macau was the

Last method of HK-Macau public transportation halted

The shuttle bus service between Macau and Hong Kong known as the ‘Golden Bus’ service is halted from today until further notice, the operator of the bus has announced. The

Top court sides with political scientist

Macau’s top court has ruled in favor of an appeal filed by a political scientist who says he was unfairly dismissed from his position at the University of Saint Joseph

Hong Kong faces delay in giving cash away

Hong Kong was ahead of most of the world when in February it announced a handout of almost $1,300 to residents suffering from a recession worsened by the coronavirus. By

Education regulator pledges help for SEN students during pandemic

The Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ) has announced that the department is stepping up its measures in providing support to students with Special Education Needs (SEN) amid the closures

Tourism regulator admits shortcomings among some quarantine hotels

  Some of the designated hotels currently used by the government for quarantine purposes may have served unhygienic food to guests, Inês Chan, official from the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO),

Economy secretary says 10B pataca relief fund is not for gaming companies

Gaming companies will receive nothing from the government’s 10 billion pataca Covid-19 relief fund, Secretary for Economy and Finance Lei Wai Nong said yesterday. For the time being, no details have

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