Briefs | HK to test cross-border fintech applications

  Hong Kong will facilitate financial institutions, and information and technology companies from Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau, to test cross-border fintech applications, Hong Kong’s Chief Executive (CE) Carrie Lam said

Sands China Fully Supports NAT Drive

In support of Macao’s two consecutive community-wide mandatory nucleic acid testing drives, Sands China Ltd. again made available The Venetian Macao’s Cotai Expo Halls A, B and C as a

THE CONVERSATION | Looking for transformative travel? Keep these six stages in mind

After a cooped-up year, people are hungry to travel. But why do we travel in the first place? What is the allure of the open road? As a professor of religion, psychology

Covid-19 | Gov’t defends decision not to cordon off Sands Macao, Oceanus closed

The 72nd Covid-19 patient did not walk into too many areas of the Sands Macao Hotel; so it poses less risk than the Oceanus Casino, public health doctor Leong Iek

Covid-19 | Traces of virus found in mass NAT taker

A sample in a batch of 10 has been tested “suspiciously positive,” neurosurgeon Tai Wa Hou, medical director of the public Conde de São Januário Hospital, announced at the press

Covid-19 | 24-hour PCR required in departure areas

Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng issued an Executive Dispatch yesterday, announcing updates on the requirement for entrants to the departure area of any local border checkpoint. Following Dispatch No. 144/2021, from

75th Covid-19 case confirmed

The Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre confirmed another Covid-19 case yesterday, Macau’s 75th. This is the fourth locally diagnosed case in just under 24 hours. The patient, a 42-year-old woman,

Briefs | Catholic churches to close for three days

  In line with the government’s appeal, Bishop Stephen Lee announced that, until October 7, all churches, institutions, and commission offices of the diocese will be closed. Staff are not required

Tourist arrivals in first four days of Golden Week down 91% y-o-y

The city has recorded just 1,800 tourist arrivals on the fourth day of Golden Week, a figure to be expected following the new Covid-19 cases recently detected in the city. According

Cotai Expo Halls transformed into mass testing station

Since Monday, Sands China is offering 24-hour Covid-19 testing at The Venetian Macao’s Cotai Expo Halls A, B and C. The gaming operator also announced that free parking is available on-site

Gaming | GGR at MOP5.88b following late September Covid-19 cases

Macau’s gross gaming revenue (GGR) recorded an increase of 32.4% in September, reaching MOP5.88 billion and following the steep downturn in revenues in August due to the Delta variant cases

Another gaming public consultation canceled

Following the recent outbreak of Covid-19 cases, the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau has called off the planned second public consultation on gaming that was to be held this Saturday. Last

Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram suffer worldwide outage

Facebook and its Instagram and WhatsApp platforms were down in parts of the world in the early hours of today (Tuesday, Macau time). The company said it was "aware that some

Breaking News | Two new cases of Covid confirmed; tally at 74

Authorities announced today (Monday) two new cases of Covid-19 in the city. The Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre has revealed that a male, 52, from the mainland tested positive,

Another round of mass testing tonight

The third round of mass testing will commence at 9 p.m. tonight, the Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Elsie Ao Ieong U announced at a press conference. This comes after

BREAKING NEWS | 72nd case confirmed

Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Center announced that one case was confirmed today, marking the city's 72nd Covid-19 case. The patient is a 46-year-old male, a Chinese mainland employee. He lives

10 individuals to be retested for Covid-19 following positive samples

A mixed sample containing ten samples preliminary tested positive for Covid-19, the Kiang Wu Hospital alerted the Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Center. In a statement, the center said that the

Vaccinated Macau residents allowed to cross the border: Zhuhai gov’t

Starting from tomorrow (Monday), locals can enter Zhuhai via Macau checkpoints with a negative NAT valid for 48 hours and a history of vaccination, Radio Macau reported minutes ago citing

Briefs | Just 796 commercial flights in August

Arriving and departing commercial flights totalled 796 trips in August, an increase of 86.9% year-on-year from a low base in 2020. In the first eight months of 2021, the number

Covid-19 | School suspension extended to an ‘unconfirmed date’

Public health doctor Leong Iek Hou, coordinator of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said in response to a press question that students on school suspension should stay home,

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