DAILY NEWS WRAP

  1. SJM’s CEO, Ambrose So, says the firm has asked the government to consider giving the local industry some financial breaks amid uncertainties over the coronavirus outbreak. GGRA.
  2. The worst out of three scenarios in 2020 for the Macau casino market might see business disrupted into the autumn, “with only slow and gradual pickup” in visitor volume to the city, says brokerage Sanford  Bernstein. GGRA.
  3. People without respiratory symptoms need not seek medical testing and consultation at the Special Emergency Department of the Conde S. Januário Hospital, the Health Bureau has advised. Moreover, the hospital will not issue any medical certificates for people whose employers might be demanding it. MDT
  4. Approximately 90% of flights into Macau scheduled to take place by the end of March have been or will be canceled, according to the Macau International Airport. MDT
  5. The trial of former President of the Macau Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) Jackson Chang is scheduled for April 27, seven months after he was placed on remand in July. MDT
  6. The 9th Macau Literary Festival, which is scheduled to be held from March 12th to the 21st, will be postponed. MDN
  7. The Special Aid Fund, jointly set up by Melco and Macao Federation of Trade Unions, received 1200 application on the first day it launched. Choi Kam Fu, director of the FTU’s Rights Committee, stated that the purpose of the fund is to provide assistance to tour bus drivers, taxi drivers and tour guides bearing the brunt of the epidemic. MDN
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