The Buzz | Chartered flight bound for London to pick up a group of Chinese students

China says a chartered flight is currently bound for London to pick up a group of Chinese international students who have struggled to return home as Covid-19 spreads around the

Un-baaaaa-lievable: Goats invade locked down Welsh town

Un-BAAAAA-LIEVABLE: This wild bunch is completely ignoring rules on social distancing. With humans sheltering indoors to escape the new coronavirus, mountain goats are taking advantage of the peace and space to

World Briefs

CHINA  yesterday recorded another 35 confirmed and 20 suspected coronavirus cases, all from overseas. Another 55 asymptomatic cases were also recorded, 17 of them imported, bringing to 1,075 the number

World Views | Cash and credit cards are dirty

  Cash is dirty. Credit cards may be even dirtier. That’s a problem in this new germophobic world created by the coronavirus. There will likely be new winners and losers as consumers

Friday, April 3, 2020 – edition no. 3507

  * Social distance and masks, apps to avoid hidden carriers * 10 billion fund - casino operators not included: Lei * Chinese smartphone health code rules post-virus life * MGTO admits faulty catering

The Latest: Nearly 900K lost their jobs in Spain amid virus

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can

GGR tumbles nearly 80%, sixth month down

The Macau SAR’s gaming revenue dropped for the sixth consecutive month in March, down nearly 80% from a year earlier, according to data from the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau. Gross

Briefs | DSEJ claims efforts to help teachers

  The Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ) asserted that it has launched a series of policies to reduce the workload of the city’s teachers. In a reply to lawmaker Sulu

No free bottles of booze in Taipa Bar: April Fools’

The story “Bottles of spirits, wine free at Taipa bar,” published yesterday in the Times (p12) was our April Fools’ joke. The fictional Taipa Bar is not offering bottles of booze

Gov’t to evaluate centralization of resources for ‘quarantine hotels’

The government will research the possibility of centralizing the designated hotel resources for quarantine within fewer or even just one hotel, Inês Chan, the representative of the Macao Government Tourism

Eighth round of mask distribution starts today

The Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Center has advised that from today, a new round of face mask distribution organized by the government will start. Doctor Lo Iek Long advised that

Melco records 10% growth in 2019 profit

Melco International Development Limited, the gambling concession holder owned by Lawrence Ho, achieved 10% growth in both net revenues and profit last year, reaching HKD45 and HKD1.8 billion respectively. Owner of

Briefs | Local secondary student holds debut painting exhibition

Local young painter, Wong Si Kei, will hold her debut exhibition at the Art Exhibition Pavilion for The Youth, the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau announced. The exhibition will feature

Following Macau | Casinos in Vietnam, Cambodia close to slow Covid-19 spread

Some casino operators in Vietnam have heeded the government’s call for a shutdown to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. As of yesterday, the country had recorded a total of

Lawmakers express urgency in approving amended 2020 budget

The Second Standing Committee of the Legislative Assembly (AL) has agreed that the 10 billion pataca fund, which will be offered to local residents and businesses affected by the Covid-19

Philippine Consulate reportedly offering relief goods to citizens on unpaid leave

The Philippine Consulate General in Macau is allegedly offering relief goods to Filipino nationals who can provide a declaration that they are on unpaid leave. According to a post circulating on

China reveals 1,541 symptom-free virus cases under pressure

China said that it’s put 1,541 people infected with the novel coronavirus but who don’t have symptoms under observation as of March 30, a much-anticipated announcement which helps provide a

Fake news or the truth? Russia cracks down on virus postings

Two weeks ago, an opposition-leaning radio station in Russia interviewed political analyst Valery Solovei, who alleged the government was lying when it said no one had died in the country

Exceptional Times | Volunteers fill gaps amid UK pandemic lockdown

The Rev. April Keech knocked on the door of an apartment in east London, took three giant steps back and made way for other volunteers to lay a bag of

This Day in History | 1986 Bomb tears hole in airliner over Greece

Four people, including an eight-month old baby, have been sucked out of a TWA passenger jet after an explosion ripped a hole in its side. The Boeing 727 was flying at

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