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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

#Business

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

#Gaming

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

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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

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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

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Macao joins Organisation of World Heritage Cities

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

8 Aug, 2020

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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

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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

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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

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