Social Affairs

Macau government imposes 14-day quarantine on migrant workers

Migrant workers who have been in mainland China two weeks before their intended entry into Macau need to go into 14 days of quarantine first.

17 Feb, 2020

Macau casinos to reopen on Thursday, given 30 days transition to full operation

The Macau government announced Monday afternoon that the city's casinos can reopen for business on Thursday.

17 Feb, 2020

Resumption of public administration’s ‘basic’ services doesn’t mean return to normal: doctor

Monday's resumption of the public administration’s “basic” services does not mean that residents could gradually resume their normal lifestyle.

17 Feb, 2020

Judiciary Police warn of ‘Tripping Jump Challenge’

Judiciary Police warns Macau’s youngsters not to mimic a prank circulating online called "Tripping Jump Challenge".

17 Feb, 2020

Indonesian consulate hands out 5,000 facemasks in Macau

The Hong Kong-based Indonesian Consulate-General has handed out 5,000 facemasks to Indonesian migrant workers in Macau, public broadcaster TDM-Radio Macau reported on Sunday. 

16 Feb, 2020

Macau rules out quarantine for those arriving from mainland (Update)

The local government Saturday ruled out the Hong Kong-style measure of implementing 14-day quarantine for anyone arriving from the mainland in Macau as part of its host of measures to prevent the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) from spreading.

16 Feb, 2020

Kun Iam Treasury Opening Festival cancelled over COVID-19 threat

The Macau government announced  Saturday that the annual Kun Iam Treasury Opening Festival, which traditionally takes place on the 26th day of the first month of the lunar calendar, has been cancelled.

16 Feb, 2020

Macau without COVID-19 virus cases for 11 days

The Macau government announced on Saturday that there have been no new cases of the COVID-19 virus in the territory for 11 days.

15 Feb, 2020

Wynn donates 1 million facemasks to government

US gaming operator Wynn Macau Limited donated on Friday 1 million facemasks to the local government.

14 Feb, 2020

Philippines to airlift nationals stranded in Macau back home

Philippine nationals stranded in Macau will be able to return to their home country on special Philippine Airlines flights next week.

14 Feb, 2020

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