Social Affairs

Taipapark

Government clarifies that future 19,000-square-metre Taipa park will be temporary

The four empty lots in Taipa will be used for permanent public facilities in the future, said Secretary for Administration and Justice Cheong Weng Chon.

22 Aug, 2020

Hong Kong COVID-19 cases to drop again

Hong Kong continues to see a declining trend in coronavirus cases with about 28 cases expected on Friday.

21 Aug, 2020

Kiang Wu Hospital joins government’s NAT scheme

Kiang Wu Hospital will join the government’s nucleic acid testing (NAT) programme on Monday, adding 1,000 places for COVID-19 testing per day.

21 Aug, 2020

1st NAT free for residents & blue card holders

Under the nucleic acid testing (NAT scheme, the first test is free of charge for all Macao residents and non-resident workers (informally known as blue card holders), but follow-up tests cost MOP 120 each.

21 Aug, 2020

MUST wants to join NAT scheme

The University Hospital run by the private Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST) has applied to join the government’s NAT scheme.

21 Aug, 2020

14-day quarantine for all arrivals from Nantang

From 6 am today, all arrivals who have been in Nantang town of Lufeng city in Guangdong province within the 14 days prior to their entry into Macao must undergo 14 days of quarantine and medical observation at one of the government’s “quarantine hotels”.

21 Aug, 2020

Macao lifts quarantine for arrivals from Dalian

The Macao government has lifted its quarantine requirement for all arrivals who have been in Dalian city in Liaoning province within the 14 days prior to their entry into Macao.

21 Aug, 2020

Government sets 2nd round lucky draw for chopper ride hopefuls

Residents who had signed up for the helicopter ride experience but didn’t get picked in the lucky draw will get another chance on Tuesday as the government is adding 1,008 places for the ride next month.

21 Aug, 2020

IAM clears 2,000 tonnes of rubbish after Higos

As of Thursday afternoon, the Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM) own and outsourced staff had cleared 2,000 tonnes of rubbish after this week’s Typhoon Higos.

21 Aug, 2020

Macao spared major damage during Typhoon Higos

Macao hoisted signal No. 10 – its highest typhoon warning signal – for the first time this year in the early hours of Wednesday as Typhoon Higos heading towards Guangdong was moving close to Macao.

20 Aug, 2020

Survey shows about 66% feel stressed about COVID-19

Findings from a survey carried out late last month show that about 66% of respondents felt stressed about the COVID-19 pandemic.

20 Aug, 2020

Study finds genetic susceptibility shared among ancestry

A research team consisting of professors from the Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST) has showed that there is a substantial shared genetic susceptibility to one type of diabetes among populations with East Asian ancestry and in European individuals.

20 Aug, 2020

All typhoon warning signals down in Macao 

The Macao Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG) lowered all its typhoon signals at 3:30 pm today.

19 Aug, 2020

Macao spared major damage despite signal No. 10 during Typhoon Higos

Macao appears to have escaped major damage and injuries during Typhoon Higos even though storm warning signal No. 10, the highest typhoon signal, remained hoisted for 2 1/2 hours, between 5:00 am and 7:30 am today.

19 Aug, 2020

Signal No. 3 to be hoisted at 11:30 am

The Macao Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG) will lower the signal level to Signal No. 3 at 11:30 am this morning as local winds will weaken. This will replace the Signal No. 8NE hoisted at 7:30 am earlier in the day.

19 Aug, 2020

Highest flooding level expected to be between 1.5-2.5 metres

Typhoon Higos has made landfall near the western coast of Zhuhai. The present No. 10 signal was replaced by No. 8 at 07:30 this morning.

19 Aug, 2020

Typoon No. 10 hoisted in Macao

The Macau Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau hoisted the typhoon signal No. 10 at 05:00 today.

19 Aug, 2020

Macao hoists typhoon signal No. 9  

Macau hoist typhoon warning signal No 9 at 02:30 on Wednesday.

19 Aug, 2020

Police close bridges between Macao and Taipa

Bridges closed between Macao and Taipa as typhoon Higos near Macao

19 Aug, 2020

Serious flooding forecast for Wednesday in low-lying areas, resident evacuations started Tuesday night

The Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau issued the third level of a storm surge warning that the flood level is forecast to reach between 1 metre and 1.5 metres above the road level in the Inner Harbour area.

19 Aug, 2020