White House pushes unproven drug for virus, but doctors wary

President Donald Trump and his administration kept up their out-sized promotion of an anti-malaria drug not yet officially approved for fighting the new coronavirus, even though scientists say more testing

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JAPAN Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared a monthlong state of emergency for Tokyo and six other prefectures yesterday to ramp up defenses against the spread of the coronavirus as the

World Views | China is reopening its wet markets. That’s good

  Here’s one more issue to add to the bonfire of tensions with China brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. The country is reportedly reopening its wet markets, the fresh produce stalls

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 – edition no. 3510

  * The first day — China reports no Covid-19 deaths * Macau lockdown | No assurance yet for accessing crucial medicine: Gov * The 13 Hotel requested a ‘standstill’ from its lender after

Macau CDC reminds public to remain vigilant during Easter holidays

The public should remain vigilant during the upcoming four-day Easter holiday, advised Dr Leong Iek Hou, coordinator at the local Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), during yesterday’s daily

Suspected electoral violation case dropped by prosecution

A case of suspected electoral violation against an indirectly-elected lawmaker has been dropped in the prosecution phase of the judicial procedure, public broadcaster Radio Macau reported. Functional constituency lawmaker Wang Sai

Fundraising campaign raises nearly 2 million patacas to help Portugal

A fundraising campaign launched by Macau’s Portuguese community has reportedly raised nearly 2 million patacas. The campaign is intended to support healthcare professionals in Portugal by giving the the funds to

Mechanism exists to send patients in life-threatening condition to Hong Kong

Despite all public transportation links between Macau and Hong Kong having been closed, a mechanism by which Macau patients with emergency needs are sent to Hong Kong for medical assistance

Almost two-thirds of all recently shipped EMS parcels contain masks

Face masks have become the most common product shipped from Macau to the rest of the world in the last two months. According to data released by Macao Post (CTT), 65%

Analyst predicts casinos can last years with ‘near-zero revenue’

Analysts at JP Morgan Securities (Asia Pacific) say that Macau casino operators have enough financial liquidity behind them to survive with “near-zero revenue” for years. Operators need aggregate gross gaming revenue

Briefs | 2020 supermoon to appear tomorrow, visible across China

  The Guangdong Wuyang Astronomical Museum predicts the roundest and biggest moon in 2020 will occur tomorrow night. According to the museum, if the weather is fine and the sky is

Singapore casinos face month-long closure

Singapore’s two integrated resorts, Marina Bay Sands and Resorts World Sentosa, have closed their doors for four weeks to help curb the spread of Covid-19. The closures will last until

Public Prosecution accuses nine with Covid-19 related crimes

The Public Prosecutions Office (MP) has formally accused nine people involved in cases of crimes related to the Covid-19 outbreak, the MP informed in a statement. From the nine cases, seven

Police arrest man accused of raping neighbor

The Judiciary Police (PJ) arrested one man under the charge of rape, the PJ reported during a press conference yesterday. The suspect is a 20-year-old mainland man from Guangdong who works

Man arrested for goldsmith robbery, fraud

A Vietnamese man is facing criminal charges after becoming the main suspect in a robbery and fraud case involving a goldsmith. The 33-year-old suspect has been working in a restaurant in

Japan | Abe to declare state of emergency as early as today

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that he will declare a state of emergency for Tokyo and six other prefectures as early as today to bolster measures to fight the

Analysis | After virus, how will Americans’ view of the world change?

As the coronavirus spread across the world and began its reach into the United States, an assortment of Americans from the president on down summoned one notion as they framed

Patients rush to join studies testing drug for coronavirus

The new coronavirus made Dr. Jag Singh a patient at his own hospital. His alarm grew as he saw an X-ray of his pneumonia-choked lungs and colleagues asked his wishes

This Day in history | 1999 US claims ‘banana war’ victory

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has ruled in favour of the United States in its long-running trade dispute with Europe over bananas. The WTO says the European Union (EU) has broken

From Iran’s hot zone, Afghans flee home, spreading virus

Mahdi Noori, a young Afghan refugee in Iran, was left jobless when the factory where he’d worked cutting stone was shut down because of the coronavirus outbreak. He had no

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