Social Affairs

Health Bureau confirms 2 measles cases

The Health Bureau (SSM) confirmed yesterday two cases of measles, urging the parents of babies who have not yet been vaccinated against the disease to take extra precautions.

30 Jan, 2019

24-hour tobacco control would require 1,800 inspectors: Tam

Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture told lawmakers yesterday that the government would need 1,800 inspectors to be able to carry out 24-hour tobacco control measures.

30 Jan, 2019

Canadian tries to cheat gaming operator out of over 2.2 billion patacas: police

The Judiciary Police (PJ) arrested a Canadian Chinese man on Friday for allegedly attempting to deceive a local bank into transferring 249 million euros (equivalent to over 2.28 billion patacas) from an account of a local gaming operator to his account in Hong Kong

28 Jan, 2019

1/3 of child sex abuse cases last year happened in education institutions: police

One-third of Macau’s child sex abuse cases last year occurred in education institutions such as private tuition centres, Judiciary Police (PJ) Director Sit Chong Meng said Thursday.

25 Jan, 2019

Elderly flu patient dies: Health Bureau

A 69-year-old flu patient died yesterday shortly after his hospitalisation, but the cause of death still remains to be determined, the Health Bureau (SSM) said in a statement Wednesday.

24 Jan, 2019

Health Bureau reports one more critical flu case

The Health Bureau (SSM) Tuesday announced three more cases of influenza complicated by pneumonia and other complications, with one of the patients being in critical condition.

23 Jan, 2019

Tourist Police station opens

A Tourist Police station opened Tuesday at the former headquarters of the Macau Government Information Bureau (GCS).

23 Jan, 2019

Beijing-Macau police crack 30 billion yuan illegal money transfer case: report

The Beijing Public Security Bureau announced Monday that the police in Beijing and Macau jointly busted a large-scale cross-border underground money transfer case involving 30 billion yuan (35.6 billion patacas), the official China News Service (CNS) reported.

22 Jan, 2019

UM says student rents out on-campus accommodation

The University of Macau (UM) confirmed Sunday that a postgraduate student rented out an on-campus accommodation unit to others via an online home rental platform

21 Jan, 2019

Flu patient in critical condition after giving birth

A 31-year-old flu patient who gave birth prematurely on Friday was in critical condition yesterday, the Health Bureau (SSM) said in a statement. The woman is suffering from influenza with pneumonia.

21 Jan, 2019

Female scooter rider dies after crashing with taxi on Friendship Bridge

There were two major traffic accidents on Friday, one where a woman riding a scooter died after crashing with a taxi on Friendship Bridge, and the other in which 10 passengers were injured after two buses collided in the Areia Preta area.

21 Jan, 2019

Frontline police to have pepper spray by month-end

All frontline police officers will be equipped with pepper spray cans by the end of this month, Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak has announced.

18 Jan, 2019

4-year-old flu girl dies of heart failure: Health Bureau

The Health Bureau (SSM) said yesterday evening that a four-year-old girl suffering from influenza died of heart failure resulting from hyperthyroidism complicated by dilated cardiomyopathy yesterday morning.

17 Jan, 2019

Macau’s firefighters plan to buy drones

Fire Services Bureau (CB) Commissioner Leong Iok Sam said Tuesday his bureau planned to purchase two or three unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) (commonly known as drones) this year for its fire-fighting tasks.

16 Jan, 2019

English- and Portuguese-language media denote Macau’s multiculturalism: Chui

Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On said Tuesday that Macau’s Portuguese- and English-language media are an integral part of Macau’s multicultural environment, based on the city’s centuries-old history as a hub for Sino-Western cultural exchanges.

16 Jan, 2019

2-year-old girl has flu with encephalitis: gov

Health Bureau (SSM) Deputy Director Kuok Cheong U said yesterday that a two-year-old girl who had recently been diagnosed with influenza A associated with slight encephalitis is in a stable condition.

14 Jan, 2019

Ex-Canidrome operator pays 25 million patacas fine

The former concessionaire of Macau’s troubled greyhound racetrack, Macau (Yat Yuen) Canidrome Co. Ltd. has already paid its 25-million-pataca fine for abandoning hundreds of greyhounds when the racetrack stopped operating in July last year

10 Jan, 2019

Macau and mainland China police bust illegal card-swiping gang

The Macau Judiciary Police (PJ), in conjunction with their mainland counterparts, have busted a gang which had been illegally helping gamblers swipe their mainland UnionPay cards in Macau – using point-of-sale (POS) machines smuggled from the mainland.

9 Jan, 2019

Flu kills 86-year-old man

An 86-year-old local man died of Type A influenza associated with pneumonia on Monday – the first flu death confirmed in Macau this year.

9 Jan, 2019

Govt to launch lung cancer screening programme

The government says that it will launch a lung cancer screening programme for local residents later this year.

7 Jan, 2019