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Microbiologist from HKU suggested wet markets in Hong Kong should go cashless

University of Hong Kong microbiologist suggested that wet markets should switch to electronic payments.

5 Aug, 2020

Wynn Macau revenue falls 98.2% in Q2

Wynn Macau said that its total operating revenues fell 98.2% year-on-year to US$20.6 million (MOP 163.9 million) in the first quarter of the year.

5 Aug, 2020

COVID-19 clusters at Hong Kong wet markets spark fears of wider outbreak

Hong Kong could expect another 85 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, a medical source said, although growing clusters at two wet markets mean fears of a wider outbreak remain.

5 Aug, 2020

Lawmakers pass civil protection bill, but 4 oppose ‘rumour’ article

The Legislative Assembly passed a government-initiated bill regulating its civil protection work, according to which those spreading rumours when “unforeseen public incidents” will face a prison term of up to three years.

5 Aug, 2020

Lawmakers pass bill allowing government to provide more bank loan guarantees for SMEs

The Legislative Assembly on Tuesday passed unanimously a government-initiated bill which allows the government to take on debt of up to MOP 2.2 billion (US$275.6 million) for its two loan guarantee schemes for local small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

5 Aug, 2020

AL follow-up committee continues to monitor government’s immovable property

The Legislative Assembly’s (AL) Follow-up Committee for Public Finance Affairs will continue to monitor the government’s immovable property, especially when the government is running a budget deficit this year.

5 Aug, 2020

Broad money supply rises 3.7% in June

Macao’s broad money supply rose 3.7% month-on-month in June with a stable share of patacas, the Macao Monetary Authority (AMCM) said in a statement on Tuesday.

5 Aug, 2020

‘Crystal Fish’ drill to add ‘fallen window incident’

Si Nei Na, deputy convener of the Taipa and Coloane Community Service Consultative Council, said that representatives from the Civil Protection and Operation Centre discussed the results of this year’s ‘Crystal Fish’ drill during the council’s regular meeting yesterday, adding that the centre was considering to add a “fallen window incident training” to the drill, in preparation for typhoon season.

5 Aug, 2020

Civic leader urges govt to help elderly cope with digital technology

Taipa and Coloane Community Service Consultative Council member Ng Chio Wai suggested at a regular meeting on Tuesday that the government should help the elderly tackle the psychological problems that many of them have when dealing with digital technology.

5 Aug, 2020

University of Macau develops intelligent system to distinguish COVID-19 from common pneumonia

Researchers from the University of Macau and institutions in Central China's Hubei province have worked together to develop an intelligent system to distinguish pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) from other common pneumonia, said the university Tuesday.

5 Aug, 2020

China’s Greater Bay Area stymied by lack of coordination and research facilities, review finds

A review of the Greater Bay Area in southern China has identified shortcomings that have slowed progress on Beijing’s plan for the region to become a hi-tech hub, including not enough research facilities and poor coordination and flow of talent and capital between the cities.

5 Aug, 2020

China’s US$68 billion Greater Bay Area rail plan for faster, easier city links

China will invest CNY 474.1 billion (US$67.9 billion) to improve rail connection in the Greater Bay Area, building 775 km (480 miles) of intercity railway and five transport hubs, according to a plan approved by the National Development and Reform Commission.

5 Aug, 2020

More 80 COVID-19 infections and three dead in Hong Kong on Tuesday

Hong Kong confirmed another 80 COVID-19 infections on Tuesday while three more elderly patients died.

4 Aug, 2020

Arrivals from Hong Kong have to test negative for COVID-19 within past 72 hours

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 72 hours, otherwise they will be refused entry.

4 Aug, 2020

Tougher measures for Hong Kong-Macao cargo ship crew members

The Macao government has now implemented tougher measures for crew members of cargo ships plying the Hong Kong-Macao route.

4 Aug, 2020

14-day quarantine for all arrivals from Urumqi & Dalian

From 6 am today, all arrivals who have been in Urumqi (the capital of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region) and Dalian (a city in Liaoning province) within 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”.

4 Aug, 2020

Special measures for Macao residents enrolled overseas

The Macao government will roll out special measures to help Macao residents who are enrolled overseas to fly to the respective countries.

4 Aug, 2020

Fresh graduates struggle to find work as jobless rate rises due to COVID-19

The novel coronavirus outbreak is impacting employment, causing job uncertainties in the workforce, as well as fresh graduates, two civic leaders have warned.

4 Aug, 2020

Researchers from Hong Kong and Macao hope to start clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccine in months

Researchers from Hong Kong and Macao have developed a vaccine for the coronavirus and hope to start clinical trials within months

3 Aug, 2020

Mainland team ‘to aid Hong Kong ramp up tests to 200,000’

The leader of the team of mainland China medical experts, who are in Hong Kong says he hopes they can help test more than 200,000 people a day.

3 Aug, 2020