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Social Welfare and Cultural Affairs bureaus make Covid-19 adjustments

Numerous shows and activities cancelled or postponed; 71 extra beds provided at temporary shelter for workers with nowhere to sleep.

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UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 4:46 am

The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) and Social Welfare Bureau (IAS) have had to make new arrangements following the wave of Covid-19 cases that have struck Macao since last  Friday.

The IC has cancelled various arts and cultural performances, such as “The Butterfly Lovers”, whose performers will not be able to enter Macao.

The “Performance to Celebrate the 72nd Anniversary of the National Day of the People’s Republic of China”, the OM Young Friends Concert “Classical Express – Rhythm of Tango” by Macao Orchestra scheduled for tomorrow, and the concert “Chen Sa” Piano Recital, integrated into the Macao International Music Festival – Music October, scheduled for Sunday, have all been cancelled.

The bureau said that it will arrange refunds for those who have purchased tickets for the shows “Pulsating Morphosis” and “The Butterfly Lovers” from today to November 30.

Showgoers can contact their respective ticketing outlets to apply for refunds.

The activity “Enigma Box”, integrated in the “Show and Deep Cultural Tour in Taipa”, originally scheduled for Friday, and the outreach activity “Journey in Musical Corners”, integrated into the Macao International Music Festival – Music October, originally scheduled for 2, 3, 9 and 10 October, will be postponed.

For more information, residents can visit the IC website at www.icm.gov.mo.

Macau temporary shelter
Temporary shelter for workers – Photo by Government Information Bureau

Due to the need for accommodation during the current Covid-19 crisis, the Social Welfare Bureau has temporarily expanded the numbers of beds from 100 to 171 at its temporary shelter located in Rua Leste da Ilha Verde, Edifício do Bairro da Ilha Verde.

Between Saturday and noon yesterday a total of 454 people, 351 males and 103 females, stayed at the shelter. Most of the users are local employees who usually live in the mainland.

The bureau urged employers to arrange accommodation for their non-residents workers due to the lack of public resources, The Macau Post Daily reported.

 

UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 4:46 am

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