BREAKING NEWS | Gov’t launches second round of mass testing

The Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Center announced that the second round of mass testing will commence at 3 p.m. today until September 28. Appointments will open at 10 a.m. today. The nationwide plan

BREAKING NEWS | City under ‘immediate prevention status’ following new Covid-19 cases

The Macau SAR is again under the “immediate prevention status” after the 65th case was confirmed a few hours ago. Just before midnight, the Acting Chief Executive André Cheong announced in

THE CONVERSATION | Evidence shows that, yes, masks prevent Covid-19 – and surgical masks are the way to go

Do masks work? And if so, should you reach for an N95, a surgical mask, a cloth mask or a gaiter? Over the past year and a half, researchers have produced

Room reservations satisfactory after Shanghai promotion: MGTO

The numbers of tourist arrivals and hotel room reservations have been satisfactory since Macao Week in Shanghai, Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, director of the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO),

Travel agent receipts shrink 76%

The number of people employed in travel agencies dropped by 931 year-on-year to 3,743 in 2020, with receipts falling to MOP2.01 billion at the same time, a drop of 75.7%

Free outpatient services available to Macau residents living in Hengqin

Macau residents residing in the Guangdong-Macau Intensive Cooperation Zone in Hengqin will enjoy free-of-charge outpatient medical services in the future, the local government revealed in a statement. The statement emphasized that

Covid-19 | Tai denies new workplace restrictions violate disease control law

A new measure restricting workers’ access to their workplace unless they have been vaccinated or undertake frequent Covid-19 tests is not a violation of disease control laws, according to neurosurgeon

Three new lawmakers among seven appointed by CE

The Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng has appointed seven members to the seventh Legislative Assembly, three of whom are new faces in the parliament.Published in the Official Gazette yesterday, the

Monetary authority to lead automated coin collection

The AMCM noted that it had encouraged Macau’s two note-issuing banks to implement the plan. The first phase of the trial is expected to commence in the fourth quarter of

Gaming | Operators seek clarity from gov’t over law revisions

The city’s gaming operators and junkets are seeking clarity following the announcement of proposed changes to the SAR’s gambling laws which wiped out over USD18 billion in stock market value. Early

TASTE OF EDESIA | Negroni Variations

Negroni aficionados can now discover new Negroni concoctions at St. Regis Bar. In 1919, onte Camillo Negroni at Caffe Casoni in Florence requested the bartender to strengthen his favorite cocktail, the

THE CONVERSATION | Moon Festival: the immortal above

With the arrival of September and hints of cooler temperatures also comes one of most important traditional festivals in the Chinese calendar, the Mid-Autumn Festival, or Zhongqiu jie 中秋節, also

Gov’t releases e-Card Pack, incorporates maximum 28 cards

The e-Card Pack, a feature of the government operated Gov.mo app, was launched yesterday with a maximum storage capacity of 28 cards issued by public organizations. Thirteen government bureaus are included

Hotel sector receipts plunge 66% in 2020, employees down by 9,000

Receipts from the hotel sector plunged 66.2% year-on-year to MOP12.93 billion in 2020 on account of a decline of 62.2 percentage points in the average occupancy rate of guest rooms

Straw ban well-supported by trade: DSPA

The catering industry has expressed “positivity, acceptance and willingness” on the previously announced ban on single-use plastic straws, said Tam Wai Man, director of the Environmental Protection Bureau (DSPA), at

Briefs | In’tl music festival offers seven activities

  The “Macau International Music Festival – Music October” will offer seven outreach activities in a total of 15 sessions, including master classes, workshops, pre-show talks, exhibitions, outdoor performances and charity

CE to lead delegation to Xi’an and Chengdu

From tomorrow until September 28, Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng will lead a local government delegation to visit the cities of Chengdu in Sichuan Province, and Xi’an in Shaanxi Province. Ho

Int’l marathon offers 12,000 slots

A total of 12,000 places are open in the upcoming 2021 Galaxy Entertainment Macao International Marathon to take place on December 5. In a press conference held yesterday, organizers announced that

August visitor arrivals plunge

  Visitor arrivals fell 48.2% month-on-month in August to 409,207 due to temporarily tightened entry and exit requirements after authorities discovered four Delta variant cases of the coronavirus, according to data

Edmund Li Sheng | Pandemic reveals ‘uncertainty for global governance’, stalled globalization process

A sea change is silently taking place as the current Covid-19 pandemic has revealed so much uncertainty for the international community and global governance, political economy and international affairs scholar

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