Casinos to reopen Thursday

Macau casinos will reopen to the public on Thursday midnight, as previously indicated by the government. That is according to a dispatch published today in the government’s Official Gazette, which affirms

Two recover from Covid-19, five others with good prognosis

The Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Center informed yesterday that another two patients that were being treated for the coronavirus (Covid-19) in Macau have been discharged from hospital, raising the

Ho sent congrats to new HK and Macau affairs boss

Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng expressed his congratulations towards the recently appointed Director of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council. This week, Vice Chairman of the

Crime | Facing police arrest, man claims he is from Wuhan

A man who was caught after allegedly stealing from a supermarket over the weekend claimed to be from Wuhan and told police he needed to be sent to the hospital. The

Macau Pass designated e-voucher supplier for economy relief plans

The Secretary for Economy and Finance has preliminarily confirmed that Macau Pass will be designated to assist with the distribution and management of the government’s e-coupon initiative, because its existing

Gov’t undecided on whether to open casinos Thursday

The Macau government is still undecided on whether to reopen the city’s casinos on Thursday midnight when a 15-day suspension that has rocked the local economy comes to an end. On

Gov’t launches survey to assess impact on MICE

The Macau Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) has launched a survey to assess the effect of the Covid-19 outbreak in the meetings, incentives, conferencing, exhibitions (MICE) industry. The virus has

Philippines mulls lifting Macau travel ban ‘soon’

The Philippines is considering lifting a travel ban to Macau and Hong Kong that has already inconvenienced several hundred migrant workers working in both special administrative regions. This comes after the

Gov’t ‘studying’ procedure to repatriate residents on cruise ships

The government does not have a concrete plan as yet on how to repatriate the local residents currently stranded on two cruise ships affected by the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. The

Upcoming religious events canceled in shutdown compliance

Several religious events from the Catholic and Taoist-Buddhist faiths will be canceled over the next few weeks in compliance with the city’s effort to contain the Covid-19 outbreak, organizing entities

China reports major drop in new virus cases, 143 new deaths

China reported 143 virus deaths and a dip in new cases today (Saturday) while the government announced new anti-disease measures as businesses reopen following sweeping controls that idled much of

Basic public services resume Monday, government urges avoiding crowds

The resume of service concerns all types of public departments. The resume of basic public services does not mean government services will return in full force. Different departments will decide

Rumors caused rush to buy toilet paper

The rumors started first-hand on Chinese social media posts. But this view was supported by some American news outlets, including Bloomberg and the Washington Post, which wrote reports elaborating on

Gov’t launches proactive financial measures

The government announced yesterday a raft of financial measures aiming to make the recovery for both local residents and companies in the coming months easier. The Secretary for

Third patient discharged from hospital, confirmed cases drop to 7

A third coronavirus patient was discharged from hospital yesterday afternoon, the clinical director of Conde de São Januário Hospital Center (CHCSJ), Doctor Lei Wai Seng, informed during yesterday’s

Fourth round of masks selling might come from special GBA supplier

Two days into the third round of face masks distribution organized by the government, Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Elsie Ao Ieong U has announced that the

Health authorities: misty weather unlikely to influence virus spread

The recent and dramatic change in local weather is unlikely to influence the ability of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) to spread, the Macau health authorities have informed. Despite

Schools not following DSEJ special instructions, claims Sulu Sou

Contrary to the instructions issued by the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ), that education during the Covid-19 outbreak should focus on revision, some schools are testing their students,

Complaints about facemask reselling received by health authority

The Health Bureau (SSM) has confirmed reports that facemasks sold under the administration by the government are being resold to people at a higher price. These reports, according

Longtime CEO Jim Murren to step down from MGM

MGM Resorts International’s longtime chairman and chief executive officer, Jim Murren, plans to step down before his contract expires - departing as the casino company copes with fallout

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