Social Affairs

Six-star Altira Macau hotel closed today

The Altira Macau Hotel temporarily closed starting Monday in a measure aimed at combating the spread of coronavirus in the territory.

10 Feb, 2020

Coronavirus epidemic in Macau still dangerous despite absence of new cases

Six days without new cases of the virus shows that the measures taken by the government were effective but it must be borne in mind that "the situation is still serious".

10 Feb, 2020

Social services continue, but won’t put burden on city: Caritas

Many businesses and community organisations have suspended all or some of their services to tackle the novel coronavirus pneumonia (NCP) epidemic, but some services at Caritas Macau are among those that are still running.

10 Feb, 2020

Taiwan bars more Macau and Hong Kong citizens

Further restrictions on people travelling from Macau and Hong Kong  to Taiwan will be introduced on Tuesday because of the escalating outbreak.

10 Feb, 2020

Coronavirus crisis affects 80% of restaurants: restaurateur

The novel coronavirus pneumonia (NCP) crisis has affected some 80 per cent of Macau's restaurants and similar businesses.

10 Feb, 2020

Some of Macau’s 9 NCP patients may be discharged this week: hospital chief (Update)

Chang Tam Fei, coordinator of the emergency department of the public Conde de São Januário Hospital Centre, is expecting some of Macau’s 9 NCP patients to be possibly discharged in several days time.

10 Feb, 2020

Govt reminds owners to properly handle dog poo during coronavirus threat

 The Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM) has reminded pet owners to properly handle dog faeces during the current novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic.

10 Feb, 2020

15 two-star hotels and  guesthouses closed over coronavirus threat

A total of 15 two-star hotels and guesthouses have temporarily closed their doors due to a lack of guests in the wake of the novel coronavirus pneumonia threat.

10 Feb, 2020

Nam Kwong donates 4,000 litres of disinfectant alcohol to Macau’s fight against novel coronavirus

State-owned Nam Kwong Commercial and Industrial Union has donated 4,000 litres of disinfectant alcohol to the Macau government.

10 Feb, 2020

Macau’s borders crossed by 46,000 people daily

46,000 people crossed all entry points to Macau on Sunday which is the lowest on record.

9 Feb, 2020

Coronavirus patients will be discharged from hospital in the coming days

The nine coronavirus-infected patients in Macau will be discharged in the next few days.

9 Feb, 2020

HK government asks people to stay home as far as possible

The Hong Kong government on Saturday appealed to the public to stay at home as much as possible and reduce social contact in an effort to prevent a larger outbreak of the coronavirus in the city.

9 Feb, 2020

Two more hotels closed in Macau due to coronavirus

Two hotels in Fisherman's Wharf will close starting Sunday for commercial reasons and to help the fight against the coronavirus.

8 Feb, 2020

Gaming inspectorate urges casino workers on leave to stay at home over coronavirus threat

Casino workers who are on leave due to the current coronavirus epidemic are called to refrain from travelling abroad, avoid crowds of people and stay at home.

8 Feb, 2020

No new cases of coronavirus in Macau since Tuesday

Macau has not confirmed any new case of the disease since Tuesday.

7 Feb, 2020

Government bolsters street cleaning to help fight coronavirus

In response to the novel coronavirus epidemic, the Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM) has strengthened the city’s street cleaning and rubbish clearance. 

7 Feb, 2020

Macau civil servants ordered to stay home another week

From 8 to 16 February, all civil servants will be exempt from work, according to an executive order signed by Macau Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng.

7 Feb, 2020

Macau residents that have been in Mainland China to be quarantined if entering Hong Kong

Macau residents with a history of having been to the mainland 14 days prior will be quarantined for two weeks upon arrival in Hong Kong.

7 Feb, 2020

Man faces up to 10 years jail for spoiling 320 facemasks: prosecutor

A local man who “maliciously” damaged 320 facemasks after he smeared saliva and mucus on 32 packs of facemasks this week, faces up to 10 years in prison.

7 Feb, 2020

Macau Postal Savings closed over coronavirus threat

Macau Postal Savings, a government-owned credit institution, announced that it suspended its services Thursday until further notice.

6 Feb, 2020