Social Affairs

Chongqing announces resumption of visa issuance to Macao and Hong Kong

Mainland China has resumed processing both Individual Visit Scheme (IVS) and group tour travel visas to the SARs, according to an official announcement issued by the police department of Chongqing.

3 Jun, 2020

Hong Kong extended curbs as new COVID-19 cases emerge

The Hong Kong Health Secretary Sophia Chan announced Tuesday that the ban on foreign non-residents entering the city, that was due to expire on June 18, will be extended until September 18.

3 Jun, 2020

Sands China vows to complete major project despite COVID-19

Sands China said in a statement this week it “believes it will be able to support its continuing operations, complete the major construction projects that are underway, and respond to the current COVID-19 pandemic challenges.”

3 Jun, 2020

Macao Science Centre, abattoir, Urban Renewal Ltd lose money

The Macao Science Centre (MSC) incurred a loss of 165 million patacas last year, Mak Soi Kun, who heads the legislature’s Follow-up Committee for Public Finance Affairs, quoted its representatives as saying on Tuesday.

3 Jun, 2020

Local suppliers union expects 50% rise in Brazilian frozen meat prices

Prices of frozen meat from Brazil could increase by 40-50% due to the novel coronavirus pandemic that has caused the shutdown of more than 10% of meat factories in Brazil.

3 Jun, 2020

WTCR revised 2020 season does not include Macao race

The FIA World Touring Car Cup (WTCR) has updated the calendar of races for the 2020 season on its website and it does not include Macao.

3 Jun, 2020

Plans to pick up Macao residents from Hong Kong airport

The government provisionally plans that it will pick-up local residents studying overseas who arrive at Hong Kong’s airport and transport them back to Macao.

2 Jun, 2020

Social service facilities to gradually reopen next week

Some of the city’s daycare centres for senior citizens and rehabilitation centres for different groups of users will reopen in phases from next Monday.

2 Jun, 2020

18,000 P1 to P3 pupils return to school after COVID-19 break

Around 18,000 Primary 1 to 3 pupils from 59 schools returned to school on Monday.

2 Jun, 2020

2 men, 1 woman nabbed for using others’ consumption cards

Two local men and a non-resident worker were arrested for using other people’s government-issued consumption subsidy smartcards which they found in the street, the Public Security Police (PSP) announced on Friday.

1 Jun, 2020

COVID-19 financial support to start mid-month

The government has announced that employees, the self-employed and companies will receive financial support from the middle of this month, as one of its measures to tackle the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Macao.

1 Jun, 2020

76 million ‘government facemasks’ sold, 14th round of facemask sales starts today

76 million facemasks have been sold under the government’s facemask purchase scheme since its launch in late January — 14th round of facemask distribution begins today.

1 Jun, 2020

4 groups ask government to step up efforts to protect ocean

Four local associations have jointly asked the government to protect the marine environment, improve the city’s sewage treatment plant, impose a speed limit on ferries and investigate the cause of deaths of the cetaceans recently washed ashore on the city’s coastline.

1 Jun, 2020

Police probe 2 weekend deaths

The police said in separate messages over the weekend that they are investigating two deaths.

1 Jun, 2020

COVID-19 pandemic cuts Macao’s GDP by 48.7% in Q1

Macao's gross domestic product (GDP) dropped 48.7 per cent year-on-year in real terms in Q1.

30 May, 2020

Activists vow to hold June 4 vigil in private

Activists are planning to hold their annual June 4 vigil at a private venue after Macao's top court upheld a police ban on holding the event in a public place.

30 May, 2020

76 million facemasks sold by Macao government

The Macao government has sold more than 76 million facemasks to residents and non-resident workers since late January, the Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre announced today at its daily press conference about the local situation of COVID-19.

29 May, 2020

Macao top court upholds June 4 vigil ban

Macao's Court of Final Appeal has upheld a decision by the local authorities to disallow this year's June 4 vigil due to the government's ongoing COVID-19 prevention measures.

29 May, 2020

Government repossess idle plot in Nape

The Lands, Public Works and Transport Bureau (DSSOPT) announced this week that its officials, in conjunction with officials from several other government entities, have repossessed a plot of land in Nape of which the concession had previously been annulled by the government.

29 May, 2020

Sports Bureau vows to improve online payment system for sports facilities bookings

In order to provide better services for residents to use the city’s public sports facilities, the Sports Bureau (ID) promised in a statement on Thursday that it will implement a verification code function from today for online payments for sports facility bookings.

29 May, 2020