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Government rejects ‘baseless’ EU report about Macao

The Macao government on Thursday expressed its “strong opposition” to the release of the 2019 annual report on the Macao Special Administrative Region (MSAR) by the EU.

24 Jul, 2020

#Social Affairs

Macao students start internships in Guangdong

More than 100 university students from the Macao Special Administrative Region have started internships on Hengqin Island of the Zhuhai Special Economic Zone in Guangdong province after a launch ceremony was held earlier this week.

24 Jul, 2020

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P1 to P4 pupils not to be allowed to repeat

The government has drafted a by-law on the new official assessment system for pupils in schools, according to which P1 to P4 pupils will not be allowed to repeat a year.

24 Jul, 2020

#Social Affairs

Consumption smartcard top-up to start on Monday

Residents can start to top up their consumption smartcards for the second phase of the government’s subsidy scheme to boost locals’ spending from Monday at various service points across the city, the government announced on Thursday.

24 Jul, 2020

#Economy

Quotas for chopper rides raised to over 1,500

The processing of applications resumed for the coveted “Helicopter Ride Experience” local tour on Thursday afternoon, according to a statement by the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO), which pointed out that applications can still be submitted to travel agencies until 6 pm on Sunday.

24 Jul, 2020

#Social Affairs

2 men busted in Macao’s first ‘K2’ drug case

A local man and a Filipino were arrested this week for buying and selling a newly classified type of drug commonly known as “K2” with police seizing a total of 7.39 grammes of the drug with an estimated street value of MOP 22,000, Judiciary Police (PJ) Leng Kam Lon said during Thursday's special press conference.

24 Jul, 2020

#Crime

Hong Kong ready to impose drastic measures if coronavirus situation does not improve

Hong Kong Health Secretary Sophia Chan Siu-chee said on Thursday that the government is considering extending its curbs – like a dine-in ban and mandatory face masks – to more areas if the local coronavirus outbreak doesn't improve.

23 Jul, 2020

#Social Affairs

Sands China Ltd reports 98.1% net loss for 2020 Q2 compared to 2019

Sands China Ltd. reported a net loss of US$549 million for the fiscal second quarter, according to an announcement made on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

23 Jul, 2020

#Gaming

Government to keep oropharyngeal sampling despite incident

The government has decided not to cancel sampling via oropharyngeal swabs in its nucleic acid testing (NAT) scheme, after considering residents’ preferences in having their samples collected for a COVID-19 test by this method.

23 Jul, 2020

#Social Affairs

NAT quota raised to 11,000 per day

The government has raised the quota for its NAT scheme’s online appointment system to 11,000 people per day, adding that it believes that this can meet the demand by local residents to cross the Macao-Zhuhai border.

23 Jul, 2020

#Social Affairs

Helicopter ride registration system overloads

Lau Fong Chi from the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) confirmed during Wednesday's press conference that no residents had been able to sign up for the helicopter itinerary of its Macao tour scheme due to system overload.

23 Jul, 2020

#Social Affairs

Commercial property rents in Central Macao retreat to 2010 levels

The number of residential and commercial property sales plunged in the first half of the year amid the ongoing coronavirus-induced economic recession. According to real estate experts, the situation today is similar to 2014, when the property market was reeling from a sharp contraction in gross gaming revenue.

23 Jul, 2020

#Business

UNU Macau and Caritas Macau partner to advance research & capacity building initiatives

The United Nations University Institute in Macau (UNU Macau) and Caritas Macau announced on Wednesday a five-year strategic partnership to strengthen cooperation on projects that promote policy as well as practice-relevant research and capacity building activities in the fields of sustainable community development, social innovation, and civil society cyber resilience.

23 Jul, 2020

#Social Affairs

Legislator proposes bill on disclosure of subsidised groups’ accounts

Lawmaker-cum-activist Sulu Sou Ka Hou, a vice-president of the non-establishment New Macau Association (NMA), said on Wednesday that he submitted a bill on the disclosure of accounts by publicly subsidised associations to the Legislative Assembly (AL) last week, proposing a number of amendments to current legislation on the matter.

23 Jul, 2020

#Social Affairs

Hotel worker arrested for filming upskirt video

A male non-resident worker was arrested on Tuesday for using his smartphone to film an upskirt video of a local woman, Public Security Police (PSP) spokesman Choi Iok Kin said during a regular press conference on Wednesday. 

23 Jul, 2020

#Crime

7th Macau Industrial Product Show to sell some products for MOP 1

The 7th Macau Industrial Product Show will take place from 1 to 4 October, and there will be some special products on offer for the general public that will be sold for just one pataca, Wang Sai Man, a vice-chairman of the board of directors of one of the main organisers, the Industrial Association of Macau, said on Wednesday.

23 Jul, 2020

#Social Affairs

Hong Kong COVID-19 cases hits record high of 113 as authorities further step up measures

Hong Kong saw a record high of 113 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, more than half of unknown origin, as the government unveiled a range of stepped-up measures to battle the worsening spread of the pandemic.

22 Jul, 2020

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Hong Kong quarantine extended to 7 September

The Hong Kong government announced today that the quarantine requirements for those arriving in Hong Kong from mainland China, Macao and Taiwan have been extended until 7 September.

22 Jul, 2020

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Boy swallows NAT swab tip at Pac On testing station

A seven-year-old boy accidentally bit off the swab and swallowed its tip when undergoing a COVID-19 nucleic acid test (NAT) at the Taipa Ferry Terminal testing station in Pac On on Tuesday morning.

22 Jul, 2020

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COVID-19 tests required for inbound passengers to China

China requires all inbound passengers to provide a negative nucleic acid test result before their flights, its civil aviation regulator said on Tuesday, as part of efforts to curb the cross-border spread of COVID-19 amid increased international travel.

22 Jul, 2020

#Social Affairs