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16 of 29 hotels closed over COVID-19 threat reopen

Sixteen of the 29 hotels and guesthouses that had closed their doors in Macau in response to the COVID-19 threat have meanwhile reopened.

20 Feb, 2020

#Business

Gaming tax payments fall 13 pct in January 

The government's income from gaming taxes fell 13.3 percent year-on-year to 8.83 billion patacas (US$1.1 billion) in January.

20 Feb, 2020

#Economy

Trial of ex-trade promotion chief for graft to start on April 27: Radio Macau

Former president of the government's Macau Trade and Investment Promotion Institute Jackson Chang will go on trial on April 27 for a raft of alleged crimes such as organised crime, corruption, money laundering and breach of secrecy. 

20 Feb, 2020

#Economy

29 of Macau’s 41 casinos back in business, 6th patient discharged

29 of the city’s 41 casinos will reopen for business today (Thursday), while the remaining 12 casinos have applied to defer reopening their doors.

20 Feb, 2020

#Gaming

Police warn about online scams for facemasks

A resident has fallen victim to an online shopping scam for facemasks through social media — the Judiciary Police (PJ) warns the public to be careful when buying goods on the Internet.

20 Feb, 2020

#Social Affairs

HK’s 62nd COVID-19 patient worked in Macau, travelled on public buses: SSM

A 58-year-old Hong Kong male resident who tested positive for COVID-19 had visited Macau.

20 Feb, 2020

#Social Affairs

29 of Macau’s 41 casinos to reopen tonight

Macau's gaming industry will reopen its doors tonight after its 15-day shutdown by the government as part of the authorities' fight against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). 

19 Feb, 2020

#Business

Sands China issues clarification on ‘misleading’ video

Macau gaming operator Sands China said on Wednesday that "regarding a recent video circulating on social media purporting to show Sands China's current team member accommodations, Sands China wishes to clarify that the video in question was taken during a typhoon in the past and shows a temporary rest area prepared for team members on duty."

19 Feb, 2020

#Social Affairs

MGM donates 500,000 facemasks to Macau government

MGM donated 500,000 facemasks to the Macau government to support its anti-novel coronavirus (COVID-19) measures.

19 Feb, 2020

#Social Affairs

Macau Portuguese bank BNU donates 100,000 patacas to Caritas

Macau-based Portuguese bank BNU said in a statement that it has donated MOP 100,000 (US$12,500) to Roman-Catholic social service organisation Caritas Macau

19 Feb, 2020

#Social Affairs

Sea links between Macau and Shenzhen airport in China suspended

The Macau Government has suspended from Wednesday the sea links between Macau and the port of Fuyong, which serves the airport of Shenzhen, in China’s Guangdong province.

19 Feb, 2020

#Economy

Government worries about possible ‘hidden’ COVID-19 mild symptoms cases

With no new COVID-19 cases having been confirmed in Macau for two weeks does not mean that the epidemic in the city is over.

19 Feb, 2020

#Social Affairs

2 drug mules from Guinea caught with cocaine worth MOP 6.8 million

Two female drug mules from Guinea have been caught smuggling 130 pellets of cocaine weighing 2,080 grammes worth a total of about 6.8 million patacas as they entered Macau via the airport.

19 Feb, 2020

#Crime

Residential property prices drop 0.8 pct last year

Macau's average price per square metre of usable area of residential units dropped 0.8% year-on-year to MOP107,522 (US$13,440) last year.

18 Feb, 2020

#Economy

Hotel occupancy falls to 11.6 pct over COVID-19 threat: MGTO

The average room occupancy rate of Macau's hotels and guesthouses fell to 11.6 percent between February 1-14

18 Feb, 2020

#Social Affairs

Stranded Filipino workers allowed to return to Macau and Hong Kong

The Philippines partially lifted a travel ban on Macau and Hong Kong on Tuesday.

18 Feb, 2020

#Social Affairs

Macau’s Procession of the Passion of Our Lord Jesus cancelled over COVID-19 threat

This year's Procession of the Passion of Our Lord Jesus has been cancelled "in view of he continuing [noval coronavirus] epidemic and the call of public health precautions," the chancery of Macau's Roman-Catholic diocese announced.

18 Feb, 2020

#Culture

Coach drivers ask Ho for help over COVID-19 crisis

A group of coach drivers asked Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng on Monday to tide them over during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic.

18 Feb, 2020

#Social Affairs

Man claims he’s from Wuhan after shoplifting

When a suspected supermarket thief was caught by an off-duty senior police officer and a security guard on Saturday, he yelled, "I am from Wuhan" and "I am mentally ill”.

18 Feb, 2020

#Crime

Macau government imposes 14-day quarantine on migrant workers

Migrant workers who have been in mainland China two weeks before their intended entry into Macau need to go into 14 days of quarantine first.

17 Feb, 2020

#Social Affairs