WHO declares that virus crisis is now a pandemic

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who heads the U.N. agency, said the WHO is "deeply concerned by the alarming levels of spread and severity" of the outbreak. He also expressed concern about

As virus spreads, other countries can learn from China

As the new coronavirus spread rapidly in central China, the country's authoritarian government took a very authoritarian step: It ordered the unprecedented lockdown of 60 million people in the hardest-hit

Medical tests at border may include Macau residents

The Macau SAR government has indicated the possibility of also requiring mandatory medical examinations and tests performed at Macau’s medical checkpoints for Macau local residents. During today’s (Friday) government’s daily press

Desperate to stop coronavirus’ spread, countries limit travel

Police manned checkpoints in quarantined towns, guests were confined to their rooms in a hotel in the Canary Islands, governments issued travel warnings and more flights were suspended today (Tuesday)

Taxi and cosmetics sectors ask for government help

The Macao Beauty Industry Business Association said it received complaints from over 500 cosmetics shops urging the government to approve resuming of business within the sector. A group of representatives of

Iran reports two more deaths, 13 new cases of new coronavirus

Iranian health authorities today (Friday) reported two more deaths from the new virus that emerged in China and said the fatalities were from among 13 new confirmed cases of the

Macau residents in Hubei complain about being unable to return

Last Thursday, a Macau couple, surnamed Tam, complained about being trapped inside a hotel in Wuhan city, Hubei province, due to the city’s epidemic battle measures. According to a report by

Covid-19: New threats emerge in outbreak while China voices optimism

Chinese health officials expressed new optimism over a deadly virus outbreak while authorities in South Korea's fourth-largest city urged residents to hunker down as fears nagged communities far from the

Casinos to reopen Thursday

Macau casinos will reopen to the public on Thursday midnight, as previously indicated by the government. That is according to a dispatch published today in the government’s Official Gazette, which affirms

Two recover from Covid-19, five others with good prognosis

The Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Center informed yesterday that another two patients that were being treated for the coronavirus (Covid-19) in Macau have been discharged from hospital, raising the

China reports major drop in new virus cases, 143 new deaths

China reported 143 virus deaths and a dip in new cases today (Saturday) while the government announced new anti-disease measures as businesses reopen following sweeping controls that idled much of

Basic public services resume Monday, government urges avoiding crowds

The resume of service concerns all types of public departments. The resume of basic public services does not mean government services will return in full force. Different departments will decide

Rumors caused rush to buy toilet paper

The rumors started first-hand on Chinese social media posts. But this view was supported by some American news outlets, including Bloomberg and the Washington Post, which wrote reports elaborating on

Editorial | The dawn of a new era?

Nothing will be the same after the outbreak of the Wuhan coronavirus that infected mainland China and the world with an epidemic disease (recently dubbed Covid-19), financial hurdles, and

New virus has infected more than 43,000 people globally

A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 43,000 people globally. The latest figures reported by global health authorities as of today (Tuesday) in Beijing: — China: 1,016 deaths

Pangolins a potential intermediate host of novel coronavirus: study

The genome sequence of the novel coronavirus strain separated from pangolins was 99 percent identical to that from infected people, indicating pangolins may be an intermediate host of the

Daily press conference updates: Gov’t extended public servants work exemption until Feb 16

The SAR government has once again extended the work exemption of civil servants until February 16, as announced on its daily press conference today (Friday). Until then, governmental public departments will

Xinhua: Xi talks with Trump over phone on novel coronavirus outbreak

Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke over phone with U.S. President Donald Trump this morning (Friday). Since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus epidemic, the Chinese government and people have been making

Chinese medicine experts offer opinions on protection against coronavirus

Three experts from the University of Macau’s (UM) Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences (ICMS) talk about how to prevent novel coronavirus from three perspectives: immunology, virology, and Chinese medical sciences. Chen

New virus has infected more than 31,400 people globally

A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 31,400 people globally. The latest figures reported by health authorities as of Friday in Beijing: — China: 636 deaths and 31,161

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