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Ho underlines continued need to impose entry ban on foreigners

Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng underlined the Macao government’s continued need to impose an entry ban on foreigners so as to protect the city from COVID-19 risk.

17 Nov, 2020

#Politics

CE says Macao would need sandwich class housing

Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng said that Macao would need housing projects for Macao’s sandwich class. Ho said that young people or those who do not live with senior citizens have only a small chance of buying a subsidised home-ownership scheme (HOS) flat.

17 Nov, 2020

#Politics

Forex reserves reach MOP 187 billion

Macao’s foreign exchange reserves amounted to MOP 187.60 billion (US$23.50 billion) at the end of October 2020, according to preliminary data released by the Monetary Authority of Macao (AMCM) on Monday.

17 Nov, 2020

#Economy

‘Cities of Gastronomy Gather in Hou Kong’ with 4 famous chefs

The upcoming “Cities of Gastronomy Gather in Hou Kong”, which is organised by Shunde Federation and Commercial Union Association of Macau, has invited four “famous” local and mainland chefs to the city to share their cooking experiences.

17 Nov, 2020

#Social Affairs

9 more kindergarteners catch stomach flu

The Health Bureau (SSM) received another case of collective stomach flu involving nine pupils from Infantário de Santa Rosa de Lima in Rua Nova à Guia, an SSM statement said on Monday.

17 Nov, 2020

#Social Affairs

Man with theft record steals 5 bottles of wine

A local man with a record of theft was arrested on Sunday for stealing five bottles of red wine from a supermarket worth more than MOP 1,250.

17 Nov, 2020

#Crime

Macao, Zhuhai police nab 14 people-smuggling suspects

Fourteen suspects were arrested on Sunday in Macao and Zhuhai for alleged people-smuggling using sampans to carry mainlanders illegally in and out of Zhuhai and Macao.

17 Nov, 2020

#Crime

Entrepreneur Joe Liu supports the importation of qualified foreign professionals

Liu said that restrictions on "blue cards" are not the best way to protect local workers, not least because "if it is well managed" competition is positive.

16 Nov, 2020

#Business

Government axes new guideline for players’ COVID-19 tests every 7 days

The Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre has announced that it has decided to suspend a new measure which would have required players and performers in all local sports contests to be tested for COVID-19 every seven days.

16 Nov, 2020

#Social Affairs

Ho to deliver 2021 Policy Address this afternoon

Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng will deliver his 2021 Policy Address in the hemicycle of the Legislative Assembly (AL) from 3 pm today. Afterwards, he will give a press conference at Government Headquarters starting at 5 pm.

16 Nov, 2020

#Politics

Government to consult public on trade union bill

The government says that it will launch a public consultation on the drafting of a trade union bill after collecting opinions from the city’s business and labour sectors.

16 Nov, 2020

#Social Affairs

6 kindergarteners, 1 teacher from same school get stomach flu

An outbreak of viral gastroenteritis (also known as stomach flu) was reported to the Health Bureau (SSM) on Sunday, involving six kindergarteners and a teacher from the Santa Maria Mazzarello School in Rua da Praia do Manduco.

16 Nov, 2020

#Social Affairs

Clinic head nabbed for illegal use of healthcare vouchers

A local man in charge of a local clinic was arrested on Saturday for cheating the government’s medical subsidy fund out of over MOP 642,000 through the illegal use of healthcare vouchers in 2017.

16 Nov, 2020

#Crime

Artist Mio Pang Fei has died at the age of 84

Mio Pang Fei stopped painting in the last decade due to the deterioration of his health, having dedicated himself, in the last years of his life, to Chinese calligraphy.

14 Nov, 2020

#Culture

Full quarantine for visiting officials wouldn’t benefit either side

Asked about the Hong Kong Chief Executive's quarantine waiver during her two-day visit to Macao, the Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture said that imposing full quarantine on visiting officials wouldn’t benefit either side’s decision-making process in the ongoing COVID-19 fight.

13 Nov, 2020

#Social Affairs

Macao imposes quarantine for arrivals from certain areas in Shanghai, Tianjin

The Macao government has imposed mandatory 14-day quarantine for all arrivals from Zhuqiao town in Shanghai’s Pudong New Area, and two areas in Tianjin’s Binhai New Area, namely Hangu subdistrict and the cold-chain logistics area of the Tianjin central fishing port.

13 Nov, 2020

#Social Affairs

Customs busts car used as parallel-trading goods collection point

The Macao Customs Service said in a statement last night that its officers caught two local parallel traders earlier this week who were using a car parked in a public car park as a goods collection point with the intention of smuggling goods to Zhuhai on foot.

13 Nov, 2020

#Crime

Man cheated out of 400,000 yuan in retirement investment scam

A 70-year-old local jobless man has told the police that he has been cheated out of 400,000 yuan (MOP 483,170) in a retirement investment scam, Judiciary Police (PJ) spokesman Chan Wun Man said at a regular press conference on Wednesday.

13 Nov, 2020

#Crime

Drunk rider faces charges of DUI, evading responsibility & driving without licence

A local man was arrested on Monday for drunk driving, evading responsibility and driving without a licence, Public Security Police (PSP) spokeswoman Lai In Hong said during a regular press conference on Wednesday.

13 Nov, 2020

#Crime

Sands to hold 4-day ‘mega brand sales’ this month

Sands will hold a “Sands Mega Brand Sale” offering up to 90 per cent discount on over 200 international brands on 26-29 November.

13 Nov, 2020

#Business