Social Affairs

Thai restaurant kitchen gutted by fire

A particularly smoky and smelly fire gutted the kitchen of a Thai restaurant near the Horta da Mitra Municipal Market on Saturday night.

8 Jun, 2020

Sheraton Hotel becomes a government-designated hotel for quarantine again

The Macao government announced tonight that it will use the Sheraton Hotel – in Cotai – as a government-designated hotel for quarantine once again.

7 Jun, 2020

World’s COVID-19 death toll tops 400,000 – No new case in Macao for 2 months

The world's novel coronavirus death toll went beyond 400,000 today, according to the worldometers.info website.

7 Jun, 2020

Stanley Ho’s daughter Deborah files caveat over his estate

Deborah Ho Chiu Hung, one of the 16 children of gaming magnate Stanley Ho Hung Sun, who passed away, has filed a caveat to bar dealings in his estate without notifying her lawyers.

6 Jun, 2020

Fifth International Film Festival & Awards‧Macao 2020 to be held Dec 3–8

The International Film Festival & Awards‧Macao (IFFAM) Organizing Committee announced today that the dates for its fifth annual event have been set for December 3–8.

5 Jun, 2020

IAM to launch ‘Chunambeiro Garden’ optimisation project

Chunambeiro Garden in Sai Van will be temporarily closed from Monday until October as it will undergo an optimisation project.

5 Jun, 2020

IPM launches online summer training courses for Portuguese-language teachers

The Centre for Portuguese Studies (CPCLP) of the Macao Polytechnic Institute (IPM) has been providing summer training courses for Portuguese-language teachers of higher education institutions in the mainland to meet the high demand of Portuguese-language learning there over the years, IPM said in a statement on Thursday.

5 Jun, 2020

Hospitals’ inpatients rise 3.9% to 62,000 last year

Macao’s five hospitals provided a total of 1,628 in-patient beds last year, up by 24 year-on-year, while their number of inpatients rose 3.9% to 62,000, with the average hospital stay up by 0.2 days to 7.4 days.

5 Jun, 2020

Government to turn 5 idle plots of land in northern district into leisure space

Five plots of idle land in Fai Chi Kei and Areia Preta areas will be transformed into leisure spaces, the Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM) said in a statement on Thursday.

5 Jun, 2020

Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao entry restrictions can only be lifted conditionally

Hong Kong and Macao haven't changed their aim of restoring travel among the three regions, but the Macao government can only announce gradual relaxation of current border entry curbs when “practicable” measures without increasing COVID-19 risk.

4 Jun, 2020

UNESCO internship application extended to June 22

The annual internship application period for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has been extended to June 22.

4 Jun, 2020

Ho meets top officials in Guangzhou to boost ties

Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng met with the top officials of Guangdong province this week to exchange views on a wide range of topics, such as boosting Guangdong-Macao ties.

4 Jun, 2020

Hong Kong extended curbs as new COVID-19 cases emerge

The Hong Kong Health Secretary Sophia Chan announced Tuesday that the ban on foreign non-residents entering the city, that was due to expire on June 18, will be extended until September 18.

3 Jun, 2020

Sands China vows to complete major project despite COVID-19

Sands China said in a statement this week it “believes it will be able to support its continuing operations, complete the major construction projects that are underway, and respond to the current COVID-19 pandemic challenges.”

3 Jun, 2020

Macao Science Centre, abattoir, Urban Renewal Ltd lose money

The Macao Science Centre (MSC) incurred a loss of MOP 165 million last year, Mak Soi Kun, who heads the legislature’s Follow-up Committee for Public Finance Affairs, quoted its representatives as saying on Tuesday.

3 Jun, 2020

Local suppliers union expects 50% rise in Brazilian frozen meat prices

Prices of frozen meat from Brazil could increase by 40–50% due to the novel coronavirus pandemic that has caused the shutdown of more than 10% of meat factories in Brazil.

3 Jun, 2020

WTCR revised 2020 season does not include Macao race

The FIA World Touring Car Cup (WTCR) has updated the calendar of races for the 2020 season on its website and it does not include Macao.

3 Jun, 2020

Plans to pick up Macao residents from Hong Kong airport

The government provisionally plans that it will pick-up local residents studying overseas who arrive at Hong Kong’s airport and transport them back to Macao.

2 Jun, 2020

Social service facilities to gradually reopen next week

Some of the city’s daycare centres for senior citizens and rehabilitation centres for different groups of users will reopen in phases from next Monday.

2 Jun, 2020

18,000 P1 to P3 pupils return to school after COVID-19 break

Around 18,000 Primary 1 to 3 pupils from 59 schools returned to school on Monday.

2 Jun, 2020