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July goods exports up 20.1%

The volume of Hong Kong's total goods exports increased 20.1% year-on-year in July, the Census & Statistics Department announced today.   The volume of goods imports for the month rose 19.5% over July 2020.   Prices of goods exports and imports increased 5.6% and 5.5% year-on-year for the month.   On a seasonally adjusted basis, the volume of goods exports fell 5.3% in the three-month period ending July compared with the preceding three months, while the volume of goods imports decreased 0.8%.   Comparing the first seven months of the year with the same period in 2020, the volume of goods exports rose 25.3%, while that of goods imports increased 22.7%.   Prices of goods exports for the period increased 3.4%, while that of goods imports rose 3.3%. http://dlvr.it/S7hMTp

Hospital reports virus case

A patient care assistant at Prince of Wales Hospital has tested preliminary positive for COVID-19, the Hospital Authority announced today.   The assistant works in the Staff Clinic. She developed a fever on January 20 and attended the clinic yesterday.   She was arranged to undergo a deep throat saliva test and her test result came back preliminary positive for the virus. She will be admitted to the Community Treatment Facility.   The assistant wore appropriate personal protective equipment during work and her last day on duty was January 20. No patient was identified as a close contact.   Three staff members she had meals with were identified as close contacts and will be quarantined.   The assistant had also attended staff training at Shatin Hospital on January 19. All training participants had been wearing surgical masks.   As a precautionary measure, virus tests will be arranged for the training participants and those working at the Staff Clinic.   The Staff Clinic was temporarily closed for thorough cleaning and disinfection this morning.
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