Social Affairs

Hong Kong tightens immigration control

All persons entering Hong Kong from the Mainland, Macau and Taiwan — including Hong Kong residents and non-Hong Kong residents — will undergo mandatory quarantine for 14 days.

23 Mar, 2020

Guangzhou tightens control of international arrivals

Guangzhou has tightened management of people arriving from overseas after reporting its first locally transmitted novel coronavirus pneumonia case that was linked to an imported one.

23 Mar, 2020

Macau’s 24th imported COVID-19 case

A new confirmed COVID-19 case was announced today, the 24th in Macau.

23 Mar, 2020

Macau’s 23rd imported COVID-19 case

A 23rd confirmed COVID-19 case was announced today, the 23rd in Macau.

23 Mar, 2020

Macau’s 21st and 22nd imported COVID-19 cases

Macau's 21st and 22nd confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus announced tonight.

23 Mar, 2020

Macau confirms 20th COVID-19 case

The Macau government announced tonight the city's 20th confirmed imported COVID-19 case.

22 Mar, 2020

Macau announces 7th hotel for quarantine

The San Tung Fong Commercial Inn South Wing — located in Avenida Almeida Ribeiro — will temporarily be used as the 7th quarantine hotel.

22 Mar, 2020

The 7th round of mask distribution begins on Monday

The Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre has announced the seventh round of mask distribution starting Monday (23rd).

22 Mar, 2020

Macau confirms 19th COVID-19 case

Macau's 19th COVID-19 case confirmed today, also imported from New York and is the son of the 18th case.

22 Mar, 2020

Macau confirms 18th COVID-19 case, imported from NY

The government announced the city's 18th confirmed COVID-19 case, a 50-year-old local female resident who arrived in Macau from NY via Hong Kong

21 Mar, 2020

Macau government urges against travel, to HK in particular

A senior medical official today urged residents from refraining from travel, to Hong Kong in particular.

21 Mar, 2020

Treasure Hotel, located in Taipa island, to be used for quarantine observation

Treasure Hotel in Taipa island — adjacent to Golden Crown China Hotel — front of the airport terminal, is the 6th to be used as a quarantine hotel.

21 Mar, 2020

Macau opens 5th ‘quarantine hotel’ (Update)

The Macau government opened this afternoon the city's fifth quarantine hotel, the 112-room Metropole in the city centre.

21 Mar, 2020

Macau government urges fuel suppliers to slash prices at once

The Macau government urged the special administrative region's fuel suppliers today to " immediately adjust" their prices in the wake of plunging international oil prices caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

21 Mar, 2020

Metropole Hotel, downtown Macau, to be used for quarantine

The 5th government-designated hotel for the local quarantine measures – the Metropole Hotel – opened today.

21 Mar, 2020

Visitor arrivals plunge 95% over COVID-19 crisis

Macau's number of visitor arrivals plunged 95.6 per cent year-on-year to 156,394 last month, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced today. 

20 Mar, 2020

Grand Coloane Resort to be used for quarantine

Fourth government-designated hotel for the local government’s quarantine measure — the Grand Coloane Resort — opened today.

20 Mar, 2020

Government postpones class resumption due to ‘2nd wave’ of COVID-19 cases (Update)

Postponed resumption of classes in Macau due to the latest COVID-19 developments in Macau. Meanwhile, six of the city’s 10 tertiary education institutions will gradually resume on-campus classes on April 1.

20 Mar, 2020

7 new patients ‘in good condition’

The seven new COVID-19 patients undergoing treatment were in good condition. The 57 Hubei evacuees will complete their 14-day quarantine today, going into 14-day home quarantine.

20 Mar, 2020

Over 3/4 of citizens register for consumption smartcard in 2 days

By 6 p.m. on Thursday, 482,035 registrants – over three-quarters of local citizens – had submitted their details to apply for the government’s consumption smartcards.

20 Mar, 2020