Another day, another fake video

Macau’s gaming regulator, DICJ, put out a notice today clarifying that a certain video circulating on social media was another example of “fake news” related to one of the concessionaires. In the video, which can be seen here, rows of temporary beds have been squeezed into one of the meeting halls at the Venetian Macao, […]

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MGM donates 500,000 masks

MGM China today donated 500,000 surgical masks to the Macau government. They were presented in one go by MGM China’s CEO, Grant Bowie, and President, Kenneth Feng, to Ao Leong Iu, Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture. Pansy Ho, Co-chairperson of MGM China, said, “The glamor of Macau is temporarily dimmed by the epidemic, but our […]

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Community organizations coalesce in crisis

By Lou Shenghua  Macau has had a few major public crises since its 1999 return to China, the most memorable being perhaps the Sars epidemic in 2002-2003 and, more recently, Typhoon Hato, in 2017. Looking at these from an objective viewpoint, it is instructive to see within them effective ways whereby the community can be […]

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Macau must prepare for ‘long-lasting offensive’, says scholar

On February 13, the government announced a series of economic support measures for residents and companies, including tax relief and subsidies for small and medium-sized enterprises. It also introduced an economic-stimulus package of electronic consumption vouchers, worth MOP3,000 each, for every resident.   A respected local scholar believes these measures are like a “timely rainfall. Ye […]

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DAILY NEWS WRAP

Nomura says there is unlikely to be any improvement in Macau visitation until the Individual Visit Scheme is resumed, which may take a further six weeks. AGB  The Macau Grand Prix, the largest annual event organized in Macau, will go ahead as planned, unaffected by the coronavirus outbreak. It is scheduled for November this year. MDT  […]

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Galaxy donates 1m masks to Macau, Zhuhai, Hengqin

Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Ao Ieong Iu (center, right), accepts the first batch of 250,000 masks from Galaxy, which was presented by Eileen Lui (center, left), Galaxy’s director of human resources, as well as Richard Longhurst, Galaxy’s director of operations, and Buddy Lam, Galaxy’s senior vice president of public relations. Galaxy Entertainment Group […]

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No new cases, all patients to leave in few days

Macau is heading toward zero confirmed COVID-19 cases within the next few days, the government has announced, as there have been no new confirmed cases for 15 days and the remainder of previously confirmed patients will be released from treatment within the next 2-3 days. The government also reiterated at today’s press conference that the […]

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Infections dropping on mainland

As of 9 am today, Guangdong had reported 1,328 confirmed cases related to the virus, adding only six new infections, the same increase as the previous day. The newly-added cases were reported from five cities in the GBA – two in Dongguan, and one in Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Huizhou and Zhaoqing each. So far, Shenzhen has […]

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Don’t believe fake border videos: govt

The government today warned residents against believing in fake news circulating on social media about long lines at the border crossings. Videos such as this one have been circulating today claiming to show non-resident workers rushing to get back into Macau before Thursday, which is when new health-protection measures begin that would force them into […]

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