Social Affairs

Visitor arrivals plunge 95% over COVID-19 crisis

Macau's number of visitor arrivals plunged 95.6 per cent year-on-year to 156,394 last month, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced today. 

20 Mar, 2020

Grand Coloane Resort to be used for quarantine

Fourth government-designated hotel for the local government’s quarantine measure — the Grand Coloane Resort — opened today.

20 Mar, 2020

Government postpones class resumption due to ‘2nd wave’ of COVID-19 cases (Update)

Postponed resumption of classes in Macau due to the latest COVID-19 developments in Macau. Meanwhile, six of the city’s 10 tertiary education institutions will gradually resume on-campus classes on April 1.

20 Mar, 2020

7 new patients ‘in good condition’

The seven new COVID-19 patients undergoing treatment were in good condition. The 57 Hubei evacuees will complete their 14-day quarantine today, going into 14-day home quarantine.

20 Mar, 2020

Over 3/4 of citizens register for consumption smartcard in 2 days

By 6 p.m. on Thursday, 482,035 registrants – over three-quarters of local citizens – had submitted their details to apply for the government’s consumption smartcards.

20 Mar, 2020

Government postpone class resumption for non-tertiary education schools

Class resumption for non-tertiary education schools postponed by the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ).

19 Mar, 2020

Macau issues COVID-19 travel alert for all foreign countries

Macau's Tourism Crisis Management Office issued a Level 2 travel alert for all foreign countries and territories, considering the current situation of the COVID-19 in the world.

19 Mar, 2020

Regency Art Hotel in Taipa to be used for quarantine

A third government-designated hotel for the local government's quarantine measures — 326-room Regency Art Hotel — opened today.

19 Mar, 2020

Government bans foreign non-resident workers from entering Macau

Blanket ban on entry of foreign non-resident workers into Macau have been ordered, starting from 00:00 today, with the aim of stemming the further spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Macau.

19 Mar, 2020

‘Golden Bus’ fever checks

All passengers of the bus service between the Macau checkpoint and the Hong Kong checkpoint of the delta bridge (colloquially known as “Golden Bus” service) have to undergo a temperature check before being allowed to board the bus.

19 Mar, 2020

Macau confirms 2 more cases after midnight

The local government confirmed two more new COVID-19 cases in the early hours of today – Macau’s 16th and 17th COVID-19 cases.

19 Mar, 2020

Over 350,000 register for consumption smartcard on 1st day

Registration for the government-issued consumption smartcard kicked off at 9 a.m. on Wednesday and by 6 p.m.

19 Mar, 2020

Macau’s higher education to resume classes from April 1

Six of the city's 10 tertiary education institutions will gradually resume on-campus classes on April 1. 

19 Mar, 2020

Local student returning from UK classified as ‘suspected’ COVID-19 case

A suspected case of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been detected.

18 Mar, 2020

Macau bans foreign non-resident workers’ entry

Macau Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng ordered today a blanket ban on the entry of foreign non-resident workers into Macau, starting at 0:00 Thursday.

18 Mar, 2020

Macau confirms 15th COVID-19 case, third in a day

The 15th case of coronavirus in Macau was confirmed this afternoon.

18 Mar, 2020

14th COVID-19 case

14th case of coronavirus in Macau announced Wednesday morning. Since Sunday (15th), Macau has had four new COVID-19 cases after having had none for about 40 consecutive days.

18 Mar, 2020

Ban of foreign visitors aims to protect locals

2 cases confirmed on Tuesday, bringing total to 13. Ban of foreign visitors also implemented.

18 Mar, 2020

One more quarantine hotel

A second government-designated hotel for the local government’s quarantine measure – the Golden Crown China Hotel – opened Tuesday night.

18 Mar, 2020

2 incidents

The Health Bureau urged arrivals to cooperate with anti-epidemic personnel at the city’s various border checkpoints.

18 Mar, 2020