Social Affairs

Government pledges vigilance on Wuhan pneumonia virus

The government reassures the public that it has improved preventive work to minimise risks affecting Macau.

21 Jan, 2020

Lawmakers pass Judiciary Police bill creating 7 new units

Government-initiated bill amendment proposes to expressly grant the Judiciary Police “exclusive competence” to investigate crimes endangering national security and crimes related to cybersecurity.

21 Jan, 2020

Public bus passengers rise 6% to record 230 million in 2019

Some 230 million public bus passengers were recorded last year, a new record, a year-on-year increase of over 6%.

17 Jan, 2020

‘Wuhan virus’ contingency plans
 in place for CNY: government

Contingency plans in place for the provision of medical services and epidemic prevention measures, considering the large flow of visitors expected to Macau over the Chinese New Year holidays which start late next week.

17 Jan, 2020

Bay Area bridge deploys 216 buses for holiday travel rush

A total of 216 shuttle buses with 12,000 seats have been deployed for trips on the mega Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge to meet rising demand during the Spring Festival travel rush until February 18.

16 Jan, 2020

Government considering making rent payments by bank transfer mandatory

The government is considering making the payment of rent fees by bank transfer mandatory.

16 Jan, 2020

Vet gets 4 years’ jail for abuse of power, false income statements

A veterinarian who headed the Veterinary Inspection and Control Division of the Municipal Affairs Bureau was sentenced by the Court of First Instance to four years behind bars for abuse of power and false income statements.

16 Jan, 2020

Health Bureau confirms 1st flu death of the season

The Health Bureau announced on Monday the current flu season’s first fatality, a 71-year-old local woman suffering from cancer and with a history of chronic illnesses.

14 Jan, 2020

Boy has common cold after visiting Wuhan: SSM

A boy aged four years and five months has been diagnosed with common cold after returning Wuhan city, which has been hit by pneumonia of unknown cause.

14 Jan, 2020

Government to consult public on LRT East section in HI: Rosário

The government plans to launch a public consultation in the first half of this year on building the “East” section of the Light Rail Transit (LRT).

13 Jan, 2020

Health Bureau confirms serious flu case

The Health Bureau confirmed last night a serious flu case, a 67-year-old local man suffering from various chronic diseases.

13 Jan, 2020

Local patient in isolation after Wuhan trip

Local man, who arrived in Macau from Wuhan on January 8, remains under observation in the isolation ward of the public Conde de S. Januário Hospital Centre.

13 Jan, 2020

2019 – Macau’s hottest year: observatory

Last year was the hottest year on record in Macau, the Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG) has announced.

13 Jan, 2020

Government says in close touch with national authorities on newly-identified virus

The Macau government is keeping in close contact with the national authorities responsible for public health and disease control on the latest developments relating to the outbreak of pneumonia in Wuhan.

10 Jan, 2020

PJ chief says locals don’t want HK-style turmoil

Judiciary Police Director Sit Chong Meng is convinced that Macau people don’t want Hong Kong-style social turmoil.

10 Jan, 2020

Temperature measuring equipment ready at all local border posts

The government said in a statement last night that it has installed temperature measuring equipment at all local border checkpoints and also reinforced its sanitary inspection measures at the local airport, in particular for flights arriving from Wuhan.

9 Jan, 2020

Retired fireman delivers baby girl in street

A retired fireman delivered a baby girl when the mother went into labour in Toi San district on Tuesday morning.

8 Jan, 2020

Prosecutors say insufficient evidence in senior cop’s ‘unreasonable’ absence from work

A senior Public Security Police officer was accused by the Commission Against Corruption of unreasonable ground for absence from work many times between 2010 and 2014, but the Public Prosecution Office decided to close the case due to insufficient evidence.

8 Jan, 2020

Government says steps in place to respond to ‘Wuhan virus’

The local government has taken multiple steps to monitor developments and respond locally to reports of a cluster of pneumonia cases in Wuhan.

7 Jan, 2020

UM-developed Cantonese-Putonghua translation system now available

The University of Macau said on Monday that it has achieved “yet another breakthrough in machine translation.”

7 Jan, 2020