Local Gov’t officials returning from Stanley Ho’s funeral to undergo quarantine

Any local government official returning from Hong Kong will have to undergo the mandatory 14-day quarantine, Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Elsie Ao Ieong U said today (Friday) according to TDM Radio.

Currently, any local residents coming to Macau from Hong Kong are required to undergo medical observation at local designated hotels as Covid-19 pandemic preventive measures.

Secretary for Economy and Finance Lei Wai Nong was the main Macau government representative to travel to the funeral ceremony of the late gaming tycoon, Stanley Ho, today, with former Chief Executive Edmund Ho Hau Wah also attending the ceremony as a pallbearer.

In today’s pandemic update press conference, health authorities added that Secretary Lei would undergo his medical observation in a hotel, with Edmund Ho to stay in a special location due to security concerns.

A public memorial was held at the Hong Kong Funeral Home in North Point on Thursday, with a funeral service also held today attended by hundreds of Hong Kong’s political and business leaders, plus family members of the late businessman.

Stanley Ho’s spouse Angela Leong On Kei, daughter Pansy Ho Chiu-king and his son Lawrence Ho Yau-lung also attended the funeral, with SJM’s Vice-Chairman Ambrose So Shu Fai and Co-Chairman/Executive Director Timothy Fok Tsun-ting, also present.

Other pallbearers included Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, Central People’s Government Liaison Office in Hong Kong Deputy Director, Tan Tieniu, the Chairman and CEO of the Bank of East Asia David Li Kwok-po.

President Xi Jinping, Premier Li Keqiang and Vice-Premier Han Zheng also sent black floral wreaths to the funeral of the SJM Holdings co-founder.

After the funeral service, Ho – who died on May 26 aged 98 – will be buried at Chiu Yuen Cemetery on Mount Davis.