Social Affairs

Health Bureau doesn’t rule out Wuhan virus community outbreak

Macau's Health Bureau does not rule out the possibility of a local community outbreak of the novel coronavirus in Macau.

31 Jan, 2020

Macau non-essential civil servants remain at home until 7 February

The Macau government announced on Friday that all non-essential civil servants must remain at home until 7th of February to prevent the spread of the virus in the territory.

31 Jan, 2020

WHO declares novel coronavirus outbreak a global health emergency

The World Health Organization (WHO) has decided on Thursday that the novel coronavirus outbreak constitutes an international public health emergency.

31 Jan, 2020

2nd round of selling facemasks at fixed prices to start on Sunday

Macau's Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre announced Thursday that its second round of the sale of facemasks at fixed prices to local residents and non-resident workers will start on Sunday.

30 Jan, 2020

School holidays to continue until further notice

The Macau government announced Thursday that it has decided to extend the current Chinese New Year (CNY) holidays for the city's school pupils and university students until further notice. 

30 Jan, 2020

No new coronavirus cases in 48 hours

The local nurse and non-resident worker who earlier in the day had been classified as suspected case have tested negative for the novel coronavirus.

30 Jan, 2020

2 suspected cases of coronavirus in Macau include local nurse: Health Bureau

The Health Bureau announced two suspected novel coronavirus cases.

30 Jan, 2020

Visitor arrivals drop 76% over Wuhan virus threat

Macau's number of visitor arrivals between last Friday, Chinese New Year's (CNY) Eve and Wednesday fell 76.5% to 243,204 compared to the same CNY period last year.

30 Jan, 2020

Government converts hotel to isolate tourists from Hubei

26 tourists who have been isolated at a youth hostel in Hac Sa are being transferred to Hotel Pousada Marina Infante, which has been converted into an isolation centre.

30 Jan, 2020

Macau continues search for 237 Hubei residents

So far, there have been 7 confirmed cases, 114 suspected cases and 19 currently in isolation in Macau.

29 Jan, 2020

All you need to know about the coronavirus in Macau

An overview of everything we know on the coronavirus so far in Macau

29 Jan, 2020

Macau government closes public services until end of January

Public services will be closed on the 30th and 31st January to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

28 Jan, 2020

Macau confirms 7th Wuhan virus case in a deserted city

Over in Hong Kong, the government announced it will allow civil servants and government employees to work at home until 2 February.

28 Jan, 2020

Macau authorities look for 550 visitors from Hubei and Wuhan

Macau has the world's highest rate of cases per inhabitant in the coronovirus epidemia.

27 Jan, 2020

15-year-old Wuhan boy confirmed as the sixth coronavirus case in Macau

The boy is the son of one of the confirmed patients who contracted the coronavirus on Sunday.

27 Jan, 2020

Special measures imposed for visitors from Wuhan

Only residents from the Hubei province who have a medical certificate stating that they are not infected with coronovirus will be allowed to enter Macau.

26 Jan, 2020

Government confirms 5 cases of coronavirus so far in Macau

The Macau Health Bureau has confirmed this morning that there are three new cases of the coronavirus in Macau.

26 Jan, 2020

Avoid all cinemas and concerts and wear masks in public

Kindergartens, schools, universities, libraries and cultural venues will be closed until at least the 10th February.

25 Jan, 2020

Schools are closed until February 10 due to coronavirus cases

The Macau Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ) announced that all non-tertiary education schools in Macao will be closed at least until 10th February due to the coronavirus cases.

24 Jan, 2020

Chief Executive: Coronavirus outbreak may peak after CNY

Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng did not rule out the possibility of forcing the closure of casinos in the coming days, as the government anticipates that the novel coronavirus outbreak will peak over the Chinese New Year period. Non-residents are also now covered by mask rationing

24 Jan, 2020