Macao has done well over the past two decades, especially in its battle to prevent and contain Covid-19, says commissioner.
Credit card fraud runs rampant as customers shop from home, but while there is less violent crime, child sexual abuse is on the rise.
As more than 25,000 volunteers sign up for free jabs, experts say German vaccines best for under-16s and seniors, Chinese fine for other age groups.
More than 12,000 queue up for their shot, as health officials report no adverse effects and exhort residents to protect themselves as soon as possible.
Macao’s Covid-19 vaccination drive is on a roll, with 2,000 volunteers inoculated already and thousands more signed up for their first jab.
Around 3,000 Vietnamese nationals are currently stranded in Macao according to the Overseas Vietnamese Association.
The Chief Executive promised that his government will work with all sectors of civil society to overcome adversity in the Year of the Ox.
Macao Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng called residents in Macao to be vaccinated on a voluntary basis today.
Macao Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng and other principal officials were inoculated today with the Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine, except the Secretary for Administration and Justice.
Registration for jabs from 22 February opens at noon today.
The 100,000 Sinopharm vaccines arrived in Macao by freezer truck after a 30-hour drive from Beijing, China.
After two days and numerous nucleic acid and other tests in the public hospital’s isolation ward, the man has eventually tested positive.
Ho said that his government was looking forward to strengthen cooperation with the Portuguese- and English-language media.
Free immunisations will cover non-resident workers and students too.
Zhuhai’s frontline workers and other vulnerable staffers will be vaccinated against Covid-19 by 5 February.
Commercial flights have dropped by more than 80% according to the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC).
All 108 passengers in quarantine after returning to Macao tested negative for Covid-19 in their second nucleic acid test.
Ambulances were called 2,551 times for Covid-19-related cases in 2020, which is a 12.24 per cent decrease year-on-year.
In addition to local residents, non-resident workers and non-local students will be covered by the government’s free-of-charge Covid-19 vaccination drive, which will happen later this year.
Visitors of Zhuhai’s Doumen district between 16 January and Saturday to seek treatment at the public Conde de São Januário Hospital Centre if they experience Covid-19 symptoms.
Including possible insurance cover, the government expects to spend, on average, about MOP 500 on two Covid-19 injections per person.
A total of 109 Macao residents returned to Macao via two Air Macau flights from Tokyo Thursday night – and one of them tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
Macao must resolutely defend national sovereignty, security and development interests, said Fu Ziying, director of the Central People’s Government Liaison Office in Macao.
The bureau will refund fees to the winning bidders who had obtained a permit to operate booths at the annual CNY market.