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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

Housing Dept reports virus case

The Housing Department today said a female security guard employed by its contractor has tested positive for COVID-19.   The security guard works at Foo Wo House, Wo Che Estate in Sha Tin. She is a close contact of a confirmed case at Foo Wo House.   She was sent to the quarantine centre on February 11 and was notified by the Centre for Health Protection yesterday that she had tested positive for the virus.   She works the night shifts for tower guard duties. There was a protective screen at the tower guard counter that separates security guards from the residents and visitors.   The security guard, who has no recent travel history, wore a face mask and her body temperature was normal while on duty.   Thorough cleaning and disinfection have been carried out at the relevant workplaces.
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