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Public Library launches its 23rd issue of ‘Books and the City’

The Macao Public Library has launched the 23rd issue of its Books and the City magazine, the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) said in a statement on Tuesday.

12 Aug, 2020

COVID-19 cases show fall in Hong Kong

Hong Kong has reported a significant drop in the number of new COVID-19 infections, with just 33 new confirmed cases recorded on Tuesday.

11 Aug, 2020

Resumption of IVS visas for all Mainland Chinese residents from 23 September

The National Immigration Administration of China has announced that from 23 September, all mainland China residents can visit Macao with individual and group travel visas.

11 Aug, 2020

Ho to pay 6-day working visit to Beijing from 12 August

Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng, will pay a six-day working visit to Beijing from tomorrow, the Macao Government Information Bureau (GCS) announced today. 

11 Aug, 2020

Mainland to lift quarantine for Macao arrivals from tomorrow (Update)

The central government will lift its 14-day quarantine requirement for all arrivals from Macao from tomorrow – meaning that they can enter all provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities in the mainland without having to undergo quarantine from tomorrow.

11 Aug, 2020

Baby swallows swab tip in virus testing

The government has decided that those aged below 18 will now have their samples collected under its NAT scheme only via nasopharyngeal swabs.

11 Aug, 2020

Macao Archives to host ‘Pirates in the Waters of Macao’ exhibition

An exhibition entitled “Pirates in the Waters of Macao (1854-1935)” will be held from next Wednesday to 31 January, “presenting the phenomenon of piracy in the surrounding waters of Macao and the multiple meanings it had for Macao.”

11 Aug, 2020

US lifts sanctions on Delta Asia Bank

The Federal Register of the United States has announced the lifting of special measures imposed on Macao’s Delta Asia Bank, and the withdrawal of the Notice of Finding involving the local bank.

11 Aug, 2020

Zhuhai residents allowed into Macao under IVS scheme again

Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Elsie Ao Ieong U announced today at a press conference that the Individual Visit Scheme (IVS) will resume for residents of Zhuhai from Wednesday, 12 August.

10 Aug, 2020

Government rebooks Regency Art Hotel as ‘quarantine hotel’

The government has rebooked the 270-room Regency Art Hotel – which is located on Taipa Island – and will be used as a government-designated hotel for quarantine starting tomorrow.

10 Aug, 2020

COVID-19 impact reduces Macao population by nearly 11,000

Due to the socio-economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, Macao's population fell by 10,700 quarter-on-quarter to 685,400 at the end of the second quarter

10 Aug, 2020

Two more elderly patients died in Hong Kong with COVID-19

Two more elderly patients died and Hong Kong could see around 65 new COVID-19 cases today

10 Aug, 2020

Macao’s testing capacity rises to 23,000 per day

Macao’s COVID-19 testing capability has been further raised from 16,000 to 23,000 people per day, equivalent to some 3.4% of the city’s population.

10 Aug, 2020

Fish vendors tested for COVID-19

All the fish vendors in the city’s wet markets have undergone a one-off nucleic acid test, involving 818 people in total, and none of them tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

10 Aug, 2020

EVA Air to operate flights from Macao (Update)

From late this month, EVA Air will operate five flights from Macao to Taipei where local passengers can take transfer flights to London and France, as part of the Macao government’s special measure to help Macao residents who are enrolled overseas to fly to the respective countries after their summer break here.

10 Aug, 2020

DSE runs programme to prepare SMEs for post-COVID-19 reopening

The Economic Services Bureau (DSE) reminded the public in a statement on Sunday that its “special feature shops programme” was launched last month to promote 41 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and prepare them for the post-COVID-19 reopening of the city.

10 Aug, 2020

2020 ASEAN Gaming Summit cancelled

The 2020 ASEAN Gaming Summit that was to take place in Macao has been cancelled, announced today by its organisers.

10 Aug, 2020

Hong Kong confirmed Sunday 72 news cases and five deaths

Hong Kong’s third wave of COVID-19 continued to show signs of slowing down as the city marked a week of recording only double-digit daily increases to its infected tally

10 Aug, 2020

COVID-19 cases in Hong Kong surpass 4,000

Hong Kong’s COVID-19 tally surpassed 4,000 on Saturday, as 69 new cases were recorded.

8 Aug, 2020

EVA Air to have 5 flights to Europe for Macao students returning to universities

The government announced that EVA Air will have five flights from Macao to Europe to allow the return of students enrolled in universities abroad.

8 Aug, 2020