Social Affairs

Macau to shut all casinos, coronavirus cases rise to 10

Macau will close all its casinos initially for two weeks after the number of confirmed cases of the deadly novel coronavirus cases rose from 8 to 10 on Tuesday.

4 Feb, 2020

Macau casinos to close for 2 weeks to help fight against coronavirus

Casinos in Macau will close for two weeks to help contain the coronavirus, Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng announced Tuesday. The date in which casinos will close is to be decided in the next few hours — in principle, they should close starting Wednesday.

4 Feb, 2020

10th coronavirus case confirmed

The tenth confirmed coronavirus infection has just been announced by the Government Information Bureau.

4 Feb, 2020

9th case of coronavirus infection in Macau

Macau's ninth case of coronavirus infection was confirmed Tuesday morning.

4 Feb, 2020

Ferry services to HK suspended but mainland links continue

All ferry services between Macau and Hong Kong were suspended from midnight Monday night, but ferries are still running between Macau’s Inner Harbour and Zhuhai’s Wanzai as well as between Macau and Shenzhen.

4 Feb, 2020

Government won’t consider closing border checkpoints: Ao Ieong

For the time being, the local government will not consider closing any of the city’s border checkpoints, as many non-resident workers and local residents live in Zhuhai.

4 Feb, 2020

Maritime transports between Macau and Hong Kong to stop at Monday mid-night

Hong Kong’s Chief Executive, Carrie Lam has announced Monday the closure of all border crossings with mainland China to shut out the coronavirus, except for the Shenzhen Bay joint checkpoint and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge.

3 Feb, 2020

Bus passengers, bank clients must wear facemasks

Bus passengers and bank clients must wear facemasks from Monday onward, both sectors have announced.

3 Feb, 2020

Air passengers drop 25% over CNY

Macau's airport recorded 115,676 passengers between January 24, Chinese New Year's Eve, and January 28, the fourth day of the CNY, a 25% decline compared with the same CNY period of 2019.

3 Feb, 2020

Government urges employers to find local homes for imported workers living in Zhuhai

Employers to provide temporary accommodation for those who travel between Macau and Zhuhai daily and whose continued work here is considered necessary during the current novel coronavirus threat.

3 Feb, 2020

Macau’s bishop ask Catholics to cooperate with the government to fight the coronavirus

The Bishop of Macau Stephen Lee Bun-sang asked on Sunday that local Catholics actively carry out the preventive measures that have been placed in full cooperation with the government.

3 Feb, 2020

Government ask employers to provide accommodation to non-resident workers

Non-resident workers who do not live in Macau should avoid crossing Macau’s borders.

3 Feb, 2020

Government said Macau’s 8th coronavirus case could be imported and not local

The eighth confirmed coronavirus case in Macau has been classified as an imported case, said the Macau Health Bureau (SSM) on Sunday.

2 Feb, 2020

8th coronavirus case confirmed in a Macau resident

A local resident became the eighth confirmed coronavirus case in Macau, according to TDM's Rádio Macau.

2 Feb, 2020

Casino gamblers told to wear facemasks

Macau's casinos began requiring gamblers to wear facemasks on Saturday night.

2 Feb, 2020

Two Macau non-resident workers diagnosed with Wuhan virus in Zhuhai

Two non-resident workers, a 33-year-old female staff of a hotel clubhouse and a 44-year-old male casino worker, have been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus in the neighbouring city of Zhuhai.

1 Feb, 2020

Macau Health Bureau reiterate that the coronavirus could spread among the local residents

Macau Health Bureau (SSM) Director Lei Chin Ion reiterated on Friday that the possibility of the coronavirus spreading locally cannot be ruled out.

1 Feb, 2020

Measures to combat coronavirus epidemic in Macau SAR

A brief summary of local measures made by the government to combat the coronavirus epidemic in Macau.

1 Feb, 2020

2nd round of selling facemasks at fixed prices to start on Sunday

Macau's Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre announced that its second round of the sale of facemasks at fixed prices to local residents and non-resident workers will start on Sunday.

1 Feb, 2020

Labour Bureau says no info on casinos urging staff to take unpaid holidays

The Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL) said in a statement Friday that the bureau and the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) had received "no information whatsoever" that Macau's gaming operators were urging their staff to take unpaid holidays, apparently due to the novel coronavirus.

1 Feb, 2020