Social Affairs

Shoppers turn up at new IKEA store to find it doesn’t let walk-ins

IKEA opened its first store in Macau on Thursday, attracting locals who on turning up at the shop were disappointed to find out that shoppers were only allowed in through an online registration that only provided bookings until May 6, and all places are fully booked.

24 Apr, 2020

IAS reports 46 suspected domestic violence cases in 2019

There were 46 suspected domestic violence cases in 2019, the Social Welfare Bureau (IAS) said in a statement on Thursday.

24 Apr, 2020

Sheraton Hotel no longer a quarantine hotel

Sheraton no longer a quarantine hotel and one more discharged patient.

23 Apr, 2020

Government prepares local version of mainland’s health code system

The government “provisionally” plans that the still being developed local version of the mainland’s health code system will become an extension of the Macau Health Bureau’s (SSM) digital health declaration system.

23 Apr, 2020

CEM cuts electricity tariff

Power utility CEM said in a statement this week that due to the decline in the average electricity purchasing cost, the company is reducing its Tariff Clause Adjustment (TCA) by 2 avos (cents) in the second quarter.

23 Apr, 2020

Macau health declaration may include test results

The results of the nucleic acid tests may be included in the electronic health declaration to speed up border crossings, "with different colours for each situation".

22 Apr, 2020

14 days without new coronavirus cases, 2 discharged patients

2 more patients discharged today – Macau has had no new imported COVID-19 cases for 14 consecutive days since April 8.

22 Apr, 2020

Minor earthquake felt in Macau

An earthquake was recorded at 11:35 a.m. this morning off the coast of Zhuhai, said the Macau Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau.

22 Apr, 2020

Government plans LRT ‘East’ section to be built underground

The government now plans that the “East” section of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) to be constructed underground.

22 Apr, 2020

Affordable housing applications now factor in length of residence

The Macau SAR government has submitted the latest amendment to the affordable housing bill, having proposed to give more weight to permanent residents as well as to their length of residence in Macau.

22 Apr, 2020

IKEA to open on Thursday in Macau

The first local IKEA store will open Thursday in Taipa and the online registration quota for the first week of opening is already full.

21 Apr, 2020

13 days without new coronavirus cases

Another 2 COVID-19 patients have been discharged today and transferred to Centro Clínico de Saúde Pública for a further 14-day recovery isolation period. The 10th mask distribution has also been announced, scheduled for Wednesday, April 22.

21 Apr, 2020

Xinhua says Ho’s 2020 policy address focused on social welfare, job creation, reform

Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng’s 2020 Policy Address on Monday focused on social welfare, job creation and institutional reform.

21 Apr, 2020

Ho wishes Hengqin to become ‘2nd Macau’ (Update)

Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng said on Monday he wishes that Hengqin Island could become the “second Macau”.

21 Apr, 2020

Cargo ship caught for violation of marine rules

A cargo ship was intercepted in the Inner Harbour fairway on Sunday morning for crashing into the Governador Nobre de Carvalho Bridge early last month.

21 Apr, 2020

Ho to consider re-opening borders for mainland tourists

Depending on the COVID-19 epidemic situation, Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng would consider gradually opening Macau's borders again to tourists from the Chinese mainland from the end of this month.

20 Apr, 2020

Chief Executive said Hengqin could become ‘Second Macau’

Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng expressed his hope that the adjacent island of Hengqin could become "the second Macau".

20 Apr, 2020

2019 was Macau’s hottest year on record

Macau recorded its hottest year in 2019 since official records began in 1952.

20 Apr, 2020

2 more COVID-19 patients discharged

Another 2 confirmed novel coronavirus patients were discharged today and transferred to Centro Clínico de Saúde Pública for a further 14-day recovery isolation period, becoming the city's 21st and 22nd discharged patients.

20 Apr, 2020

F4 to F6 pupils to return to school on May 4 (Update)

Form 4 to Form 6 classes in local schools will resume on May 4 and Form 1 to Form 3 pupils will return to school on May 11.

20 Apr, 2020