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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

#Social Affairs

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

#Social Affairs

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

#Social Affairs

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

#Crime

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

#Social Affairs

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

#Social Affairs

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

#Social Affairs

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

#Politics

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

#Social Affairs

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

#Social Affairs

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

#Social Affairs

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

#Social Affairs

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

#Social Affairs

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

#Business

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

#Culture

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

#Culture

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

#Social Affairs

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

#Economy

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

#Social Affairs

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

#Politics