Social Affairs

Macau’s situation recap — Thursday, 6th of February

As of Thursday, 6th of February, these are the measures that have been made in Macau’s effort to prevent the further spread of the novel coronavirus.

6 Feb, 2020

Four hotels to close Friday in Macau

Four hotels — three in Cotai, Taipa and one in Macau — with a total of 1,450 rooms will close from Friday onward for commercial reasons.

6 Feb, 2020

Macau’s 1st novel coronavirus patient discharged: government (Update)

Macau's first novel coronavirus patient was discharged from hospital on Thursday, the government's Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre announced.

6 Feb, 2020

First coronavirus patient recovered and discharged

Macau's first patient diagnosed with the novel coronavirus has recovered and was discharged Thursday.

6 Feb, 2020

New Yaohan shopping centre and Apple stores close for 15 days

The New Yaohan shopping centre — located in central Macau — is closed Thursday onward for a period of 15 days.

6 Feb, 2020

Man spoils 320 facemasks with mucus, saliva: police

A man who smeared mucus and saliva on 320 facemasks on Monday was arrested by the police and transferred to the Public Prosecution Office (MP) Wednesday morning.

6 Feb, 2020

2 local seniors quarantined on cruise ship off Yokohama

Two Macau residents are among the passengers on the Diamond Princess cruise ship which are currently quarantined off the port of Yokohama in Japan.

6 Feb, 2020

Vegetable imports reach ‘historical record’ on Wednesday: government

 A large amount of vegetables, meat, fish and other foodstuff -  totalling 759 tonnes excluding live pigs and eggs - arrived in Macau today

5 Feb, 2020

Taiwan to quarantine people who’ve been in Macau and HK

Authorities in Taiwan have issued a travel alert for Macau and  Hong Kong , warning residents to avoid non-essential trips to the two Special Administrative Regions (SARs).

5 Feb, 2020

CE thanks population for understanding, support in anti-virus fight

Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng thanked Macau people on Wednesday for their "understanding and support" of the government's ongoing battle against the novel coronavirus. 

5 Feb, 2020

41 casinos, other entertainment venues closed

Secretary for Economy and Finance Lei Wai Nong said that Macau’s 41 casinos will be closed for 15 days starting from Wednesday onward.

5 Feb, 2020

Ho says decision to close casinos difficult but necessary

Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng said Tuesday that suspending the operation of the city’s casinos for half a month was a difficult but necessary decision for the health of Macau residents.

5 Feb, 2020

Benefits of proper hand-washing

This simple trick will be your best shot at protecting yourself against the Wuhan virus.

5 Feb, 2020

Citizen spits on facemasks, spoiling 300

A local citizen spat on 30 packets of facemasks resulting in 300 having to be scrapped.

5 Feb, 2020

Macau gazette order shut down of casinos, bars and gyms over coronavirus threat

The Macau government published an executive order signed by Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng on Tuesday that mandates the closure of all casinos.

4 Feb, 2020

Macau’s situation recap — Tuesday, 4th of February

As of Tuesday, 4th of February, these measures have been made by the government of Macau.

4 Feb, 2020

Casinos, other entertainment businesses to close at midnight

Macau's 41 casinos will be closed for 15 days starting Tuesday midnight.

4 Feb, 2020

Macau to shut all casinos, coronavirus cases rise to 10

Macau will close all its casinos initially for two weeks after the number of confirmed cases of the deadly novel coronavirus cases rose from 8 to 10 on Tuesday.

4 Feb, 2020

Macau casinos to close for 2 weeks to help fight against coronavirus

Casinos in Macau will close for two weeks to help contain the coronavirus, Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng announced Tuesday. The date in which casinos will close is to be decided in the next few hours — in principle, they should close starting Wednesday.

4 Feb, 2020

10th coronavirus case confirmed

The tenth confirmed coronavirus infection has just been announced by the Government Information Bureau.

4 Feb, 2020