Covid-19 | Vaccination opens for stranded workers, TNR family members

From tomorrow (April 9), the Covid-19 vaccination plan established by the local health authorities will include all stranded workers as well as family members of non-resident workers (TNRs), the coordinator

Vaccine passport: Macau can only negotiate with mainland

The possibility of a Covid-19 vaccine passport system being established in Macau to ease travel restrictions was under discussion yesterday at the regular Covid-19 press briefing. To the questions from the

Free Covid jab for Macau residents with mainland residence card

Macau residents who reside in mainland China and hold the mainland residence card are eligible to get vaccinated against Covid-19 free-of-charge, the State Council has announced. Previously, the injection was only

Parliament to discuss third round of stimulus tomorrow

  Out of the nine debate motions to be processed on Thursday at the Legislative Assembly (AL), two are related to the third round of stimulus, two request the government to

Food bank receives over 1,000 applications in Q1

The Caritas Macau’s food bank recorded an 11% increase to reach a total of 4,698 applications to its food bank last year, amid the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak which affected families,

MGTO claims no local resident affected by train accident in Taiwan

No local residents have been injured by the train accident that occurred in Taiwan late last week, the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) confirmed to the Times. The information contradicts previous

Tourism | 291,000 cross-border travelers over Easter, Ching Ming holidays

The number of cross-border travelers during the Easter holiday and the Ching Ming Festival amounted to over 291,000 as of 9 p.m. yesterday, according to the Public Security Police Force.

Hotel industry expects 20% more guests on May 1 Golden Week

Although it has benefitted from a boost of holiday mood, the local hotel industry did not report a massive leap in occupancy rate across the most recent holiday festival. However,

Shops on Rua do Cunha see 30% more business during holiday period

Some retailers on Taipa’s main district, Rua do Cunha, saw a 30% rise in business performance during the past long weekend, but restaurateurs reported otherwise, blaming the weather. The past five

Scoot to operate three flights to Singapore

Singaporean low-cost airline Scoot is launching three flights to Singapore from Macau this month, providing another option for local residents who are looking for flights out of Macau. According to its

New Macau hosts first authorized public protest since pandemic onset

Last Saturday, the New Macau Association (ANM) held the first public protest green-lighted by local authorities since the Covid-19 pandemic started. The protest, held at the door of local public broadcaster

Five times more job matching registration Y-o-Y: FAOM

  The Macao Federation of Trade Unions (FAOM) has received in the first two months of the year more than 260 job matching registrations, which is five times more than the

Local team triumphs in mainland canoe marathon open

Veteran canoe athlete Racy Leong from local team Baía do Mar Canoeing Club has won the Women’s Canoe Marathon (Senior Section) in the Chinese Canoe and Stand-up Paddle-board Marathon Open

Indonesian consulate service warns about deceptive flight advertising

The Indonesian consulate service in Macau (KJRI Macau) issued a statement yesterday afternoon on its social media platforms in response to rumors over the opening of a direct flight route

BioNTech jab administration back to normal

Health authorities have resumed administering the BioNTech Covid shots on Monday following investigations that concluded the recent emergence of defective vials did not pose a safety risk. This put an

Waterfront ‘promenade’ to open in Q2

The completion and opening to the public of the waterfront “promenade” project is now due to happen during the second quarter (Q2) of this year, the Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM)

Alvis Lo takes office as SSM director, sets pandemic control as priority

Alvis Lo was inaugurated yesterday as the new director of the Health Bureau (SSM). During the ceremony held at the government’s headquarters, Lo noted in his speech that his priority

April Fools | The Suez Canal Macau-bound livestock

Following a millenary tradition, Macau Daily Times yesterday didn’t forget to put up an April Fools joke as is common on this day across the world of media. Our story on

BioNTech vaccination expected to start next week

A shipment of 20,000 BioNTech-produced mRNA Covid-19 vaccines is set to arrive in Macau within days and the mRNA vaccination will re-commence next week at the earliest, the new director of the Health

March GGR hits record high since pandemic, boding well for future recovery

Macau’s gross gaming revenue (GGR) in March is music to the ears - it totals MOP8.31 billion, a record monthly high since the Covid-19 outbreak. The figure “bodes well for

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