Social Affairs

Government to build 19,000-square-metre park in centre of Taipa

The Institute for Municipal Affairs announced plans to use four un-utilised land in Taipa to build a park with tires.

15 Aug, 2020

All public buses must be eco-friendly by 2024

Secretary for Transport and Public Works Raimundo do Rosário said on Thursday that the government will sign new service contracts with the city’s two public bus operators – Transmac and TCM – later this month or next month, according to which all their buses will have to be eco-friendly by 2024.

14 Aug, 2020

National and SAR officials in Beijing applaud Macao’s anti-epidemic achievements

China's Minister of Commerce and the Macao Chief Executive have both commended Macao’s efforts and achievements in the fight against COVID-19.

14 Aug, 2020

IAM suspends frozen poultry imports from Brazilian exporter

The Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM) said in a statement on Thursday that it has suspended frozen poultry imports from an exporter in Brazil after Shenzhen found COVID-19 on their frozen chicken wings.

14 Aug, 2020

SSM stands at forefront of COVID-19 fight

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) broke out and a war without fire between humanity and a deadly infectious virus erupted, putting health workers around the world at the forefront of the battle to protect citizens.

14 Aug, 2020

Hong Kong confirms Thursday 69 new cases of COVID-19

Hong Kong confirm today another 69 coronavirus cases on Thursday and two fatalities.

13 Aug, 2020

Galaxy chairman praises government’s ‘admirable performance’ in fighting COVID-19

Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG) Chairman Lui Che Woo said today that "the Macao government continues to perform admirably throughout the [COVID-19] pandemic".

13 Aug, 2020

‘Last kilometre’ of COVID-19 prevention work has just started

Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng said on Wednesday that Macao has been doing great at its COVID-19 prevention work, yet the “last kilometre” of the city’s COVID-19 battle has just started.

13 Aug, 2020

Man with Legionnaire’s disease often visited mainland

A 65-year-old local man was diagnosed with Legionnaire’s disease on Tuesday, marking the fourth such case this year, Health Bureau (SSM) said in a statement Wednesday night.

13 Aug, 2020

Infectious disease centre main structure project to start in Q1 2021

The main structure of the ongoing infectious disease centre project next to the public Conde de São Januário Hospital Centre is expected to get off the ground in the first quarter of next year.

13 Aug, 2020

All residents can undergo COVID-19 tests at Macau Forum

From today, all Macao residents can also choose to undergo their nucleic acid tests (NAT) at the Macau Forum testing station in Zape under the government’s NAT scheme, in addition to undergoing the tests at the programme’s main testing station in the Taipa Ferry Terminal in Pac On.

13 Aug, 2020

Non-resident foreigners not allowed in Macao unless coming from territories with no COVID-19 cases for 130 days

Macao will only allow non-resident foreigners to enter when they come from territories without cases of COVID-19 for more than 130 consecutive days, Macao SAR Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng said today.

12 Aug, 2020

Joint Hengqin checkpoint to start next week

The new Macao-mainland joint border checkpoint on Hengqin Island will come into service at 3 pm next Tuesday when Macao’s Lotus Flower checkpoint in Cotai will be relocated there, the Macao Government Information Bureau (GCS) announced in a statement last night.

12 Aug, 2020

Mainland to allow law practitioners from Hong Kong, Macao to qualify, work in Guangdong

The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) adopted a decision to allow law practitioners in Hong Kong and practising lawyers in Macao to qualify and work as lawyers in nine cities of Guangdong province on a trial basis.

12 Aug, 2020

Blaze in residential high-rise brought under control in 30 minutes

A fire which erupted in a flat in the Kong Fok Cheong Garden residential estate in Areia Preta district last night was brought under control within 30 minutes, Leong Iok Sam, the commissioner of the Fire Services Bureau (CB) said at the scene.

12 Aug, 2020

COVID-19 cases show fall in Hong Kong

Hong Kong has reported a significant drop in the number of new COVID-19 infections, with just 33 new confirmed cases recorded on Tuesday.

11 Aug, 2020

Mainland to lift quarantine for Macao arrivals from tomorrow (Update)

The central government will lift its 14-day quarantine requirement for all arrivals from Macao from tomorrow – meaning that they can enter all provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities in the mainland without having to undergo quarantine from tomorrow.

11 Aug, 2020

Baby swallows swab tip in virus testing

The government has decided that those aged below 18 will now have their samples collected under its NAT scheme only via nasopharyngeal swabs.

11 Aug, 2020

Zhuhai residents allowed into Macao under IVS scheme again

Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Elsie Ao Ieong U announced today at a press conference that the Individual Visit Scheme (IVS) will resume for residents of Zhuhai from Wednesday, 12 August.

10 Aug, 2020

Government rebooks Regency Art Hotel as ‘quarantine hotel’

The government has rebooked the 270-room Regency Art Hotel – which is located on Taipa Island – and will be used as a government-designated hotel for quarantine starting tomorrow.

10 Aug, 2020