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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

2 COVID-19 cases detected

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating two additional COVID-19 cases, both of which are imported.   The cases involve two women aged 42 and 32 who arrived from the Philippines and Indonesia. Both of them are asymptomatic.   Separately, the centre explained that an epidemiological investigation has revealed that the relatives of case number 11672, who have been classified as close contacts, attended gatherings with friends at Deep Water Bay Beach on April 25 and May 1.   Case number 11672, announced by the centre on April 18, involves a 31-year-old woman who lives in Parkes Building in Jordan.   As the case involves the N501Y mutant strain, the centre will arrange for attendees of both gatherings to undergo compulsory quarantine in accordance with the latest information.   A compulsory testing notice will be issued to request people who had stayed at Deep Water Bay Beach on April 25 and May 1 to undergo testing before May 8.   A total of 92 cases have been recorded in the past 14 days, including 18 local ones, of which four have unknown infection sources.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.
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