Social Affairs

Certain foreigners from mainland to be exempted from entry ban

Certain foreigners – non-resident workers, spouses or offspring of a Macao resident, or those who've been admitted to local tertiary institutions – can now apply for exemptions from Macao’s months-long ban on foreign nationals entering Macao, provided they enter the city from mainland China.

10 Nov, 2020

Relaxed measures for elderly care home visits

The Social Welfare Bureau (IAS) will relax the arrangements for family members to visit their loved in the city’s elderly care homes from tomorrow, after consulting opinions from the Health Bureau (SSM).

10 Nov, 2020

Students share experience as 1-day interns at sci-tech firms in Guangdong

The Higher Education Bureau (DSES) held an experience-sharing event last week for local tertiary education students who had joined the bureau’s scheme to intern at science and technology enterprises in Guangdong for one day.

9 Nov, 2020

Bus crashes into restaurant, injuring 7 (Update)

A public bus crashed into a restaurant in Taipa at about noon today, injuring seven people - four females and three males - aged between 33 and 88.

7 Nov, 2020

Eight injured in Old Taipa bus accident (Update)

Eight injured people have been taken to the hospital due to the accident in Old Taipa near Escola Luso-Chinesa.

7 Nov, 2020

Passengers injured in Old Taipa bus accident

A bus crashed into a shop on Rua do Regedor at around noon today.

7 Nov, 2020

Government to launch caregiver subsidy pilot scheme next month

The government announced on Thursday that it will launch a one-year pilot scheme next month to pay a monthly subsidy of MOP 2,175 to those who are looked after by a caregiver.

6 Nov, 2020

No public consultation for consultancy’s urban renewal research report

The government has decided not to carry out a public consultation on a research report on the city’s urban renewal process which it has commissioned a consultancy to carry out, as the government had already launched a public consultation late last year on the drafting of a bill regulating the city’s urban renewal process.

6 Nov, 2020

IFTM marks 25th anniversary with opening of Silver Jubilee Building

Macao Institute for Tourism Studies (IFTM) celebrated its 25th anniversary and the Opening Ceremony of the Silver Jubilee Building on its Taipa campus on Thursday.

6 Nov, 2020

Rosário admits high population density in Zone A, vows to tackle traffic issue

The government aimed for the construction of some 23,000 public housing units on Zone A to get off the ground by 2024.

5 Nov, 2020

Government mulls easing of foreigners’ entry ban

Health Bureau (SSM) Director Lei Chin Ion said on Tuesday that the Macao government is considering the possible easing of its months-long ban on foreigners entering Macao, provided that they enter Macao from COVID-19 low-risk areas, such as the Chinese mainland.

4 Nov, 2020

Each COVID-19 vaccine dose to cost government MOP 300

The Macao government aimed to purchase 1.4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines covering the city’s whole population – two shots for each person.

4 Nov, 2020

MOP 399 million for Ha Van Health Centre

The government has spent MOP 399 million on the new Praia do Manduco Health Centre, which was inaugurated by Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng on Tuesday.

4 Nov, 2020

Government to reduce NAT fee to MOP 100

The government will lower its testing fee of MOP 120 to MOP 100 for its nucleic acid testing (NAT) scheme, which comprises four stations, from Thursday.

3 Nov, 2020

37 racers & team members under quarantine for MGP

According to information provided by the Sports Bureau (ID), 37 racers and their team members competing in this year’s Macau Grand Prix (MGP) have so far been covered by the Macao government’s 14-day quarantine requirement.

3 Nov, 2020

31 fresh grads find jobs at DSAL job-matching event

The Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL) said in a statement at the weekend that 31 fresh university graduates were recruited at a job-matching session that it held on Saturday.

3 Nov, 2020

IAM inspectors suspect Thai eatery causes 3 stomach flu cases

Three diners came down with stomach flu on Sunday, and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM) inspectors suspect that the issue was caused by the food from a Thai restaurant near São Lourenço Church.

3 Nov, 2020

Local man sexually abuses 8-year-old girl

A 52-year-old local man has been arrested for sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl

31 Oct, 2020

Sheng Kung Hui to provide citywide speech therapy service on bus

The Sheng Kung Hui Macau Social Services Coordination Office on Thursday launched a special bus taking its speech therapy team around the city to provide parents in different districts easy access to information on child and language development and its consultation service.

30 Oct, 2020

Hac Sa Beach Park BBQ site to be available on first-come-first-served basis

The Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM) announced on Thursday that 50 barbecue pits at its barbecue site in Hac Sa Beach Park will be available for users on a first-come-first-served basis from Saturday, which means that they will not have to make an appointment.

30 Oct, 2020