Social Affairs

Macau Civil service to resume ‘basic’ services next week, no date yet for casinos to reopen

Macau's civil service will gradually resume its "basic" services next week.

14 Feb, 2020

Macau MGM Hotel closes

The Macau MGM hotel has temporarily closed to support government measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Macau and in view of the small number of customers.

14 Feb, 2020

Latest government support measures

Bitesize summary of the latest support measures announced by the government for easy reading.

14 Feb, 2020

IAM boosts cleaning of street vendor areas to fight COVID-19

In order to decrease the risk of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading around local communities, it is boosting cleaning and disinfecting work around local public facilities.

14 Feb, 2020

Macau residents in Hubei to receive psychological counselling: MGTO

97 Macau residents stuck in Hubei province will be provided with psychological counselling and supplies.

14 Feb, 2020

2 more patients diagnosed with COVID-19 visited Macau: SSM

There are two more patients who had visited Macau that have been diagnosed with COVID-19.

14 Feb, 2020

Welshman to head Macau’s Catholic university: report

Macau's private University of Saint Joseph, which is co-owned by the local Roman-Catholic diocese and the Lisbon-based Portuguese Catholic University (UCP), will be headed by Stephen Morgan, a deacon from Wales.

14 Feb, 2020

Government launches financial support to help residents cope with COVID-19 impact (Update)

Secretary for Economy and Finance Lei Wai Nong announced a raft of financial support measures with the aim of relieving the heavy burden on residents and businesses.

13 Feb, 2020

Government announced economic assistance measures to Macau residents

The Macau government announced a series of economic assistance measures on Thursday, with a view to relieving the pressure felt by residents due to the impact of COVID-19.

13 Feb, 2020

Portuguese company linked to Macau joins efforts to combat coronavirus

Hospital equipment being used by medical teams involved in combating the epidemic COVID-19 started to arrive this week in Macau and the cities of the Greater Bay, sent from Portugal by the Quinta da Marmeleira company owned by businessman Wu Zhiwei.

13 Feb, 2020

MGM says losing US$1.5 million a day due to casino closure over COVID-19 threat

US gaming company MGM Resorts International said this week that it is currently losing US$1.5 million (12 million patacas) a day in Macau.

13 Feb, 2020

China appoints new director of Hong Kong and Macau affairs office

China has appointed Xia Baolong, the vice-chairman of its top political advisory body, as director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office of the State Council.

13 Feb, 2020

IAM monitors H5N6 outbreaks in Vietnam, Germany

The Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM) is monitoring the outbreak of the H5N6 bird flu in some regions in Vietnam and Germany.

13 Feb, 2020

Rogue hawkers found outside wholesale market: IAM

Groups of unlicensed hawkers were caught selling fresh produce right outside the wholesale market in Ilha Verde on Wednesday morning.

13 Feb, 2020

IAM intensifies public area cleaning to fight COVID-19

The Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM) said in a statement that it continues to coordinate with a local cleaning company in cleaning local public areas with diluted bleach.

13 Feb, 2020

30 cases of people buying facemasks using other’s IDs: police

A total of 30 cases of suspected purchases of facemasks using other people’s Macau ID cards have been investigated by the police.

13 Feb, 2020

Govt urges people to stay at home ‘at this critical moment’ of fighting COVID-19

Health Bureau’s (SSM) Control of Communicable Diseases and Surveillance of Diseases Department Coordinator Leong Iek Hou said the authorities noticed that more residents were out and about and some restaurants were full of patrons, which showed that residents have started to let their guard down.

13 Feb, 2020

Govt sells one million facemasks in one day

Macau's Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre said that more than one million government-arranged facemasks were sold today.

12 Feb, 2020

26 hotels closed over COVID-19: govt

The Macau Government Tourism Office announced that the number of hotels and guesthouses temporarily closed because of a lack of guests and personnel due to the COVID-19 epidemic has reached 26.

12 Feb, 2020

BNU announces measures to support small and medium-sized companies in Macau

The Banco Nacional Ultramarino bank has announced a range of support measures for entrepreneurs in Macau, particularly those affected by the measures announced by the government in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

12 Feb, 2020