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Macao joins Organisation of World Heritage Cities

Macao has joined the Organisation of World Heritage Cities (OWHC).

8 Aug, 2020

UM, Caritas jointly launch health scheme for Filipino workers

The University of Macau (UM) said that it has launched a health programme in conjunction with Caritas Macau for overseas Filipino workers.

8 Aug, 2020

Hong Kong government to offer universal, voluntary coronavirus tests

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor announced on Friday that the government will introduce a universal, voluntary coronavirus testing scheme that could cover millions of Hong Kong people.

7 Aug, 2020

Arrivals from Hong Kong must test negative for COVID-19 within past 24 hours (Update)

From 6 am today, all those arriving in Macao from Hong Kong must present a nucleic acid test (NAT) certificate confirming that they have tested negative for COVID-19 within the past 24 hours, otherwise they will be refused entry.

7 Aug, 2020

Government to reduce NAT fee to MOP 120

The Macao government will lower the current testing fee of MOP 180 to MOP 120 for its nucleic acid testing (NAT) scheme from Wednesday next week.

7 Aug, 2020

Inner Harbour rainwater pumping station ready next year

The Municipal Affairs Bureau said in a statement this week that the rainwater pumping station project in the northern area of the Inner Harbour was expected to be up and running by next year’s rainy season.

7 Aug, 2020

Committee predicts oversupply of teaching staff in the next 3 years

The government-appointed Talents Development Committee (SCDT) said in a statement on Thursday that it expects an oversupply of teaching staff for non-tertiary education schools in the next three years.

7 Aug, 2020

9 caught in parallel trading involving goods worth MOP 2.4 million

Nine suspects were caught on Monday for parallel trading in violation of the External Trade Law, resulting in the confiscation of a total of 2,700 luxury brand cosmetics, handbags and clothes worth MOP 2.4 million, the Macao Customs Services said in a statement this week.

7 Aug, 2020

Parallel traders use cross-border pupils to smuggle goods

Northern District Community Services Consultancy Council (CCSCZN) member Kuan Cheong Wun Ian said on Thursday that parallel traders are back in business as quarantine requirements between Macao and Zhuhai have been lifted.

7 Aug, 2020

Macao tightens entry rules for Hong Kong  visitors

Macao has tightened restrictions on people travelling from Hong Kong, saying people arriving in the city will now have to produce certificates issued within 24 hours to show that they are not infected with coronavirus

6 Aug, 2020

New 90 COVID-19 infections in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is facing 90 new COVID-19 infections on Thursday, according to medical sources.

6 Aug, 2020

An additional 800 video surveillance cameras to be installed across the city from today onwards

Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak has said that video surveillance and facial recognition technology will be reinforced in the coming years.

6 Aug, 2020

2 Hong Kong men face up to 6 months in jail for leaving their ‘quarantine hotel’ rooms

Two Hong Kong men who were undergoing their 14-day quarantine at the Sheraton Grand hotel in Cotai left their respective guestrooms for a chat in the corridor on Sunday, thereby breaching Macao’s official quarantine rules.

6 Aug, 2020

Government rebooks Treasure Hotel as ‘quarantine hotel’

The government has rebooked the 450-room Treasure Hotel, which is located opposite the airport in Taipa, as a “quarantine hotel”.

6 Aug, 2020

Hotel London booked for Hong Kong-Macao cargo ship crew members

The government has booked the 46-room Hotel London in the Inner Harbour area for its “closed-loop management” for crew members of cargo ships plying the Hong Kong-Macao route.

6 Aug, 2020

Civic leader urges government to take note of security problem in Rua da Emenda

Lei Ka Chon, a member of the Central District Community Service Consultative Council, suggested on Wednesday that the government pay attention to the public security problem in Rua da Emenda (I Chi Kai).

6 Aug, 2020

DSAT to pay close attention to ‘ghost bus’ rumours

The Transport Bureau (DSAT) released a statement on Tuesday regarding the rumoured “ghost bus” situation that is worrying some locals. The statement said that the bureau would pay close attention to the matter.

6 Aug, 2020

Newly registered firms drop 25.6% in H1

A total of 2,438 new companies were registered in Macao in the first half of this year, down by 25.6% year-on-year, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC).

6 Aug, 2020

COVID-19 forces changes to 38th Macao Young Musicians Competition

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, most of the members of the jury of the 38th Macao Young Musicians Competition, organised by the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC), are unable to visit Macao, so that certain adjustments are required, the bureau said in a statement on Wednesday.

6 Aug, 2020

Council urges government to launch coin collection programme

Central District Community Service Consultative Council member Ao Weng Hei said on Wednesday that the government should promote a coin collection programme.

6 Aug, 2020