Social Affairs

Macao mulls possible implementation of mainland’s community-based COVID-19 control measures

Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Elsie Ao Ieong U says that the Macao government is studying the feasibility of the possible implementation of community-based COVID-19 prevention and control measures in Macao – in case it confirms new local COVID-19 cases – in references to the mainland.

14 Sep, 2020

Macau Grand Prix without F3 first time in 37 years (Update)

The Macau Grand Prix will this year take place without its signature Formula 3 race.

11 Sep, 2020

2020 Macau Grand Prix’s Formula 3 replaced by FIA F4

The 2020 Macau Grand Prix will be held between 19 and 22 November without the international Formula 3 race.

11 Sep, 2020

Parents can buy 30 facemasks for each child aged between 3 & 4 from today

From today, parents or legal guardians can buy 30 facemasks for each child aged between three and four during the ongoing 30-day 21st round of the government’s facemask purchase scheme.

11 Sep, 2020

COVID-19 tests required for National Day reception

The local government has determined that all those attending this year’s official reception to celebrate National Day on 1 October will be required to be tested for COVID-19 in line with Macao’s COVID-19 situation.

11 Sep, 2020

Rosário reaffirms need to increase commercial land supply

The government’s proposed increase of the city’s commercial land supply in its draft of the city’s official urban master plan aims to promote Macao’s economic diversification.

10 Sep, 2020

Macao-Shekou ferry resumes today

The ferry link between Shekou in Shenzhen and Macao from both the Macao Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal and the Taipa Ferry Terminal in Pac On resumes today.

10 Sep, 2020

IAM chief says it’s illegal to feed strays, says TNR inappropriate

Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM) President José Tavares has reaffirmed the government’s position that it is illegal to feed strays, warning that stray feeders face hefty fines.

10 Sep, 2020

LRT Seac Pai Van section project to start at year end

The Infrastructure Development Office (GDI) said in a statement on Tuesday that it expects the construction of the Seac Pai Van section of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) to get off the ground at the end of this year.

9 Sep, 2020

Government wants to axe Zone D reclamation project (Update)

Secretary for Transport and Public Works Raimundo do Rosário said on Tuesday that the local government has decided to cancel its Zone D land reclamation project, and instead it now plans to reclaim land in the waters between the north-eastern coast of the peninsula and the Zone A land reclamation area.

9 Sep, 2020

Architect wants to transform ‘old bridge’ into culture & leisure zone

Well-known local architect Carlos Marreiros told public broadcaster TDM-Rádio Macau on Tuesday that he plans to propose the listing of the Governador Nobre de Carvalho Bridge and would like to see the 2.5-kilometre-long viaduct transformed into a culture and leisure zone.

9 Sep, 2020

Residential price index up 1% in May-July

Macao’s overall residential property price index for May-July rose by 1.0% over the previous period (April-June) to 268.8.

9 Sep, 2020

Suicides rise during COVID-19 crisis in H1

The Health Bureau (SSM) said in a statement on Tuesday that it recorded 36 suicide cases in the first half the year, coinciding with the COVID-19 crisis, up by six cases year-on-year.

9 Sep, 2020

Government to cancel reclamation between Nobre de Carvalho & Amizade bridges

Macao asked Beijing to be allowed to drop one of the five reclamations  approved in 2009 between Nobre de Carvalho and Amizade bridges, according to Rádio Macau.

9 Sep, 2020

Kids aged below 3 can now attend classes from 21 September

The government has decided that children aged below three will now be allowed to attend their kindergarten classes from 21 September “in response to their parents’ demand”.

8 Sep, 2020

Local man, 30, dies after collapsing in VIP room toilet

A 30-year-old local man was found to have collapsed in the toilet of a VIP room in the City of Dreams casino-hotel complex by security staff on Monday and was taken to hospital for emergency treatment but later was pronounced dead.

8 Sep, 2020

Police probe sea death of civil servant off Pac On

A female civil servant who jumped into the sea near the Harbour Management Building of the Marine and Water Bureau (DSAMA) in Pac On last week passed away early on Monday morning.

8 Sep, 2020

Dead dolphin found off Coloane

The Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM) said in a statement on Saturday that a dead dolphin was found floating in the sea near Tam Kong Temple in Coloane.

7 Sep, 2020

Man dies ‘possibly’ of bathroom CO poisoning

A 60-year-old local man died on Friday after “possibly” suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning in his flat near Triangle Garden, the Public Security Police (PSP) said on that day.

7 Sep, 2020

Macau Cathedral to close in October for renovation

Macao's Catholic Cathedral will close next month for about nine months for renovation.

6 Sep, 2020