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Hong Kong registers Monday 100 new cases of COVID-19

Hong Kong was expected to break its 12-day streak of 100-plus new COVID-19 infections on Monday, with around 80 confirmed cases, according to South China Morning Post today.

3 Aug, 2020

Transport chief apologises for ‘misunderstanding’ about reduced bus schedule

Transport Bureau director pointed out the government “adjusts” the public bus schedule every summer holiday and apologises for causing “misunderstanding” due to the “hasty” announcement last week about reduced public bus schedule this month.

3 Aug, 2020

Mainland provinces receive greenlight to issue non-tourism visas to Macao

All mainland provinces will resume issuing non-tourism visas for travelling to Macao, according to a report by Macao Daily News. However, group tour visas and the Individual Visit Scheme (IVS), by which most mainland travellers are able to visit the SAR, remain suspended.

3 Aug, 2020

Government aims to expand local tours to Hengqin by month-end

The local government hopes to launch Macao tour group itineraries involving Hengqin by the end of August, the Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture said during Sunday's Legislative Assembly (AL) plenary meeting.

3 Aug, 2020

New 115 COVID-19 cases emerge in Hong Kong

Daily coronavirus infections in Hong Kong continued to stretch into the triple digits as 115 cases emerged on Sunday

2 Aug, 2020

Macao lowers all tropical cyclone signals

As Tropical Storm Sinlaku is moving away from the 800-kilometre radius of Macao, all tropical cyclone signals and storm surge warning signals were cancelled at 2 am today, according to a statement by the Macao Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG). 

2 Aug, 2020

Gaming receipts fall 94.5% in July

Macau's gross gaming revenue fell 94.5% year-on-year to MOP 1.344 billion (US$168 million) in July.

1 Aug, 2020

Tropical Cyclone Signal No 3 remains hoisted in Macao

Tropical Cyclone Signal No. 3 will remain in effect today, the Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG) said.

1 Aug, 2020

Mainland Chinese personnel to help conduct mass COVID-19 testing in Hong Kong

Personnel from mainland China will come to Hong Kong to help conduct mass COVID-19 testing, it was revealed on Friday night, as the city confirmed another 121 coronavirus cases, the tenth straight day of triple-digit increases in infections.

31 Jul, 2020

Gold jewellery imports fall 64% in H1

Macao's gold jewellery imports dropped 64.2% year-on-year to MOP 1.05 billion in the first half of the year, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced today. 

31 Jul, 2020

Macao airport flights drop 94% in June

Commercial aircraft movements – take-offs and touch-downs – at the Macau International Airport dropped 94.2% year-on-year to just 350 in June, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSCE) has announced. 

31 Jul, 2020

Sheraton Hotel reverts back to hospitality role no later than 14 August

The Sheraton Hotel will once again return to its normal hospitality role no later than 14 August, while the Golden Crown China Hotel will be used for medical observation starting 1 August.

31 Jul, 2020

Macao to hoist signal No. 3 as storm is approaching

The Macao Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG) will hoist the Strong Wind Signal No. 3 at 8 pm tonight as a tropical cyclone is to graze past.

31 Jul, 2020

MGM China revenues fall 95% in Q2

MGM China's net revenues fell 95 per cent year-on-year to US$33 million (MOP 261 million) in the second quarter of this year, the Hong Kong-listed US gaming operator said in a statement today. 

31 Jul, 2020

The Other Hundred project features the pandemic’s unsung heroes

The elderly in nursing homes is one of the most vulnerable groups, especially in this pandemic. Also at risk are its staff, such as Louis Mary Sesu Ratnam, an Indian Catholic nun in her 60s who spends her time helping others at Macao's Caritas Santa Maria Home in the St Lazarus district.

31 Jul, 2020

Government to ban import of foam food containers in 2021

Environmental Protection Bureau (DSPA) Director Raymond Tam Vai Man said on Thursday that the government will ban the use of single-use plastics in phases, including a ban on the import of foam food containers from next year.

31 Jul, 2020

Macao should ban consumption of wild animals

Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM) Consultative Committee member Lei Wun Kong suggested at a regular meeting on Thursday that Macao should prohibit the consumption of wild animals.

31 Jul, 2020

5 cheat continuing education subsidy scheme out of MOP 1.76 million

Four men and a woman were arrested on Wednesday for using forged documents to cheat the government’s continuing education subsidy scheme out of MOP 1.76 million (US$223,000), Judiciary Police (PJ) spokesman Chan Wun Man said during a special press conference on Thursday.

31 Jul, 2020

Macao tourism chief forecasts international travel only to return mid-2021

Macao's top tourism official says that Macao's international visitor arrivals will probably only return in the second half of next year.

30 Jul, 2020

Security chief says Malaysian fugitive Jho Low not in Macao

The office of Macao's top security official denied today a claim by Malaysian police chief that the Southeast Asian fugitive financier Jho Low is hiding in Macao.

30 Jul, 2020