Social Affairs

Health Bureau confirms serious flu case

The Health Bureau confirmed last night a serious flu case, a 67-year-old local man suffering from various chronic diseases.

13 Jan, 2020

Local patient in isolation after Wuhan trip

Local man, who arrived in Macau from Wuhan on January 8, remains under observation in the isolation ward of the public Conde de S. Januário Hospital Centre.

13 Jan, 2020

2019 – Macau’s hottest year: observatory

Last year was the hottest year on record in Macau, the Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG) has announced.

13 Jan, 2020

Government says in close touch with national authorities on newly-identified virus

The Macau government is keeping in close contact with the national authorities responsible for public health and disease control on the latest developments relating to the outbreak of pneumonia in Wuhan.

10 Jan, 2020

PJ chief says locals don’t want HK-style turmoil

Judiciary Police Director Sit Chong Meng is convinced that Macau people don’t want Hong Kong-style social turmoil.

10 Jan, 2020

Temperature measuring equipment ready at all local border posts

The government said in a statement last night that it has installed temperature measuring equipment at all local border checkpoints and also reinforced its sanitary inspection measures at the local airport, in particular for flights arriving from Wuhan.

9 Jan, 2020

Retired fireman delivers baby girl in street

A retired fireman delivered a baby girl when the mother went into labour in Toi San district on Tuesday morning.

8 Jan, 2020

Prosecutors say insufficient evidence in senior cop’s ‘unreasonable’ absence from work

A senior Public Security Police officer was accused by the Commission Against Corruption of unreasonable ground for absence from work many times between 2010 and 2014, but the Public Prosecution Office decided to close the case due to insufficient evidence.

8 Jan, 2020

Government says steps in place to respond to ‘Wuhan virus’

The local government has taken multiple steps to monitor developments and respond locally to reports of a cluster of pneumonia cases in Wuhan.

7 Jan, 2020

UM-developed Cantonese-Putonghua translation system now available

The University of Macau said on Monday that it has achieved “yet another breakthrough in machine translation.”

7 Jan, 2020

Macau raises infectious disease alert level over Wuhan virus

The local government raised its infectious disease alert level to 3, which denotes a “serious” situation.

6 Jan, 2020

Offences by cabbies drop 48.2% in 2019: police

The number of regulatory breaches by taxi drivers recorded last year decreased by 48.2% from the previous year.

6 Jan, 2020

Vietnamese worker, 20, dies in 
Friendship Bridge traffic accident

A 20-year-old non-resident worker from Vietnam died on Sunday afternoon after being hit by a seven-seater people carrier on the Macau-Taipa Friendship Bridge when he was pushing his employer’s lorry which had broken down on the bridge.

6 Jan, 2020

Minibus rams casino shuttle bus on Friendship Bridge, both gutted in blaze

A minibus used as a tourist coach crashed into the back of a casino shuttle bus on the Macau-Taipa Friendship Bridge on Friday morning, resulting in a huge fire that gutted the two vehicles.

6 Jan, 2020

Government beefs up health control measures at airport over Wuhan health scare

Health control measures, such as requiring air passengers arriving in Macau from Wuhan to fill in a form regarding their health condition, are in place at the local airport.

3 Jan, 2020

Ho’s New Year’s message highlights Xi’s ‘strategic vision’

Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng has highlighted President Xi Jinping’s “strategic vision” that he expressed in the “very important” speeches during his three-day working visit last month.

1 Jan, 2020

Liaison chief urges Macau to implement spirit of Xi’s anniversary visit speeches

Central People’s Government Liaison Office in Macau Director Fu Ziying called for Macau to “earnestly” implement the spirit of the important speeches made by President Xi Jinping during his three-day visit last month.

1 Jan, 2020

FM commissioner pledges joint effort with MSAR to build ‘beautiful home’

Foreign Ministry Commissioner in Macau Shen Beili says that the commissioner’s office will strive together with the local government to build Macau into a “beautiful home” enjoying prosperity and stability.

1 Jan, 2020

Free LRT trips for one more month after 3rd glitch

Trial run of the LRT Taipa section extended until January 31, continuing another one-month period for free rides.

31 Dec, 2019

Health Bureau urges flu jabs as sniffle season arrives

Health Bureau: People should get their flu vaccinations early because it takes two weeks to be effective, and next month’s Chinese New Year takes place when the flu season is expected to peak.

31 Dec, 2019