Social Affairs

New police HQ project off Pac On to start next year

The construction of a complex comprising the new headquarters of the Public Security Police (PSP) and its tactical unit in the Zone E1 land reclamation area to get off the ground in the first half of next year.

2 Sep, 2020

14 eateries fined during grease trap inspection

Fourteen eateries have been fined for not having a grease trap or not regularly cleaning it.

2 Sep, 2020

Lo Song Man appointed as TDM Chairman

Lo Song Man has been appointed today as Chairman of the Executive Committee of Teledifusão de Macau (TDM), the local public broadcaster, announced the company.

1 Sep, 2020

10,000 Hongkongers tested within two hours of COVID-19 screening launch

More than 10,000 Hong Kong residents were tested for the coronavirus on Tuesday morning

1 Sep, 2020

Restaurant employees & public transport drivers to be tested for COVID-19

The government will arrange for the city’s restaurant employees to undergo a one-off COVID-19 test in the near future.

1 Sep, 2020

Construction waste disposal to cost MOP 70 or MOP 200 per tonne

When the charging of the disposal of construction waste in the city’s only construction waste landfill starts in January next year, the disposal of “inert” construction waste – such as soil, gravel or concrete blocks –will cost MOP 70 per tonne, while those dumping “special” construction waste – such as sediment or mud – will be charged MOP 200 per tonne.

1 Sep, 2020

Government to launch vocational subsidy plan this month

The Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL) said that it will launch two vocational subsidy programmes, and the registration process will start next week.

1 Sep, 2020

IAM celebrates Hoi Hoi’s 12th birthday

The Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM) said in a statement on Monday that it celebrated Hoi Hoi’s 12th birthday with 30 parents and their children last Monday.

1 Sep, 2020

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Social Welfare Bureau (IAS) probes claim that child was hurt in crèche

The Social Welfare Bureau (IAS) said in a statement at the weekend that it is closely following up on the alleged case of a young child who, according to social media claims, sustained injuries in a local crèche.

31 Aug, 2020

Macao lifts ‘closed-loop management’ for Hong Kong-Macao cargo ship crew members

The Macao government’s Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre has announced that crew members of cargo ships plying the Hong Kong-Macao route no longer have to undergo quarantine during their stay in Macao, but they continue to be subjected to COVID-19 testing every seven days, considering that Hong Kong’s COVID-19 epidemic has now eased.

31 Aug, 2020

Top court to move to old courthouse (Update)

Macao’s top court will move to the long-vacant old courthouse in the city centre, while several civic leaders suggest the government redevelop the long-abandoned Estoril Hotel in Praça do Tap Seac into the new central library.

31 Aug, 2020

Government keeps MOP 6,000 continuing education subsidy

The government will launch the fourth phase of its continuing education subsidy scheme tomorrow, which entitles local residents aged at least 15 to get a 6,000-pataca subsidy to enrol in courses run by the city’s various continuing education institutions until the end of August 2023.

31 Aug, 2020

Youth job fair hires 61 people on the spot

The Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL) said in a statement on Sunday that its Youth Career Expo 2020 received 3,339 job applications and 61 people were hired on the spot.

31 Aug, 2020

Only kids aged at least 3 can attend kindergarten classes

Children enrolled in kindergartens can only attend their classes in the new school year – which will start next month – from the age of three, as it is not suitable for those aged below three to wear a facemask.

28 Aug, 2020

Subsidised day nurseries to remain closed

The government has decided that the city’s government-subsidised crèches (also known as day nurseries) will not resume their service in the new school year.

28 Aug, 2020

New measure for cross-border pupils’ COVID-19 testing fee

The Macao government will roll out a new measure for Macao cross-border pupils who undergo their nucleic acid tests (NATs) in designated medical institutions in Zhuhai.

28 Aug, 2020

21st round of facemask sales

The 21st round of the government’s facemask purchase scheme, which will last 30 days, will start on Sunday.

28 Aug, 2020

Kiang Wu runs Macao’s 1st Quality End of Life Care for All programme

Macao’s Kiang Wu Nursing College and Kiang Wu Hospital announced this week that they have jointly hosted Macao’s first Quality End of Life Care for All (QELCA) programme.

28 Aug, 2020

Typhoon Higos damages 1,000 trees

Typhoon Higos, which resulted in the hoisting of Macao's highest storm warning signal No. 10 on August 19, damaged about 1,000 trees, public broadcaster Radio Macau reported on Thursday, citing Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM) officials. 

28 Aug, 2020

General jobless rate rises to 2.7%

Macao’s general unemployment rate between May and July reached 2.7 per cent, up by 0.2 percentage points from the April-June survey period.

28 Aug, 2020