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Hong Kong quarantine extended to 7 August

Quarantine requirements for those arriving in Hong Kong from mainland China, Macao and Taiwan have been extended until 7 August.

30 Jun, 2020

#Social Affairs

Over 7,000 contracts not renewed or cancelled in Macao since February

More than seven thousand contracts were cancelled or not renewed in Macao from February to May.

30 Jun, 2020

#Social Affairs

Imports fall 39% in May, exports drop 24%

Macao's merchandise imports fell by 39.1 percent year-on-year in May, while exports dropped by 24.2 percent .

30 Jun, 2020

#Business

Sands says it’s reducing staff, Londoner hotel and casino ready in September

Sands China President said that the US gaming operators has been reducing its number of employees by not renewing the employment contracts of some of them when they expire.

30 Jun, 2020

#Gaming

Joint Announcement of People’s Bank of China

Joint Announcement of People’s Bank of China, Hong Kong Monetary Authority, and Monetary Authority of Macao on Launch of Cross-boundary Wealth Management Connect Pilot Scheme in Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area

30 Jun, 2020

#Business

Poon says CTM ready to launch 5G

Local telecom operator CTM CEO Vandy Poon Fuk Hei said on Monday that his company was ready to launch its 5G service as soon as the government issues the operating licence.

30 Jun, 2020

#Business

Government aims to further reduce NAT fee

While the local government believes that the current fee of MOP 180 for its nucleic acid testing (NAT) scheme is “reasonable”, it aimed to further lower the fee, which was “Macao residents’ wish”.

30 Jun, 2020

#Social Affairs

Hotel guests drop nearly 90% in May

Macao’s 108 hotels and guesthouses recorded 116,000 guests last month, a year-on-year decline of 89.9%.

30 Jun, 2020

#Social Affairs

92 million facemasks sold by Macao government since January

The Macao government has sold 92 million facemasks since January 23, the Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre announced at a regular press conference today. 

29 Jun, 2020

#Social Affairs

Forum Macao can help Portuguese speaking-countries attract more Chinese investment

The deputy secretary-general of the Forum Macao, Rodrigo Brum said that Portuguese-speaking countries ⁠– namely Portugal ⁠– should take more advantage of this organisation to attract Chinese foreign investment, namely in greenfield investments.

29 Jun, 2020

#Business

Residents returning from 6 countries must have NAT proof (Update)

Macao residents planning to return home from a list of six countries via Hong Kong using the special ferry service must present a nucleic acid test (NAT) certificate confirming they have tested negative for COVID-19 before boarding the ferry from Hong Kong’s airport back to Macao.

29 Jun, 2020

#Social Affairs

New rule for local students in Taiwan

The Higher Education Bureau announced in a statement Sunday night that from today, Macao residents enrolled in Taiwan are exempted from obtaining a NAT certificate from medical institutions on the island confirming that they have tested negative for COVID-19 before boarding a flight to Macao.

29 Jun, 2020

#Social Affairs

Typhoon drill carried out amid special COVID-19 context

The civil protection structure carried out its annual typhoon drill on Saturday, involving the participation of thousands of people across the city and in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

29 Jun, 2020

#Social Affairs

Angela Leong clarifies son’s situation

SJM executive-cum-lawmaker Angela Leong On Kei clarified the situation of one of her five children in a Chinese-language statement published in Macao on Sunday.

29 Jun, 2020

#Gaming

Galaxy offers free stay or restaurant experience to ‘affected bookers’

Galaxy Macau said on Sunday that it is offering complimentary accommodation or a restaurant experience for locals who successfully booked a stay at the hotel for MOP 10 on the internet but were told later it was invalid as it was the result of a system error.

29 Jun, 2020

#Tourism

Fast & furious fight night raises over MOP 35,000 for Macau Special Olympics

Saturday night saw local gym Macao Boxing House hold a charity boxing event with MOP 35,730 raised going to Macau Special Olympics.

29 Jun, 2020

#Social Affairs

Anima president to step down

Albano Martins, founder and president of Anima Macau, will be stepping down from his position at the animal rights group this July.

29 Jun, 2020

#Social Affairs

COVID-19 pushes up jobless rate

The economic impact of COVID-19 pushed up Macao residents' unemployment rate by 0.3 percentage points to 3.4% between March and May from the February–April survey period.

28 Jun, 2020

#Economy

Stanley Ho memorial & funeral to be held in Hong Kong on July 9–10

The funeral of Macao gaming magnate Stanley Ho Hung Sun will be held in Hong Kong on July 10.

28 Jun, 2020

#Gaming

Residents returning from 6 countries need certification confirming they are COVID-19 negative

From today, Macao residents arriving from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Brazil and the Philippines and transferring to Macao via special ferry need certification saying they have tested negative from COVID-19.

26 Jun, 2020

#Social Affairs