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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

Duo arrested for hiding health data

The Department of Health today laid holding charges against two people for providing misleading details and withholding information in connection with the Government’s investigation of COVID-19 cases.   The 29-year-old man and the 31-year-old woman are COVID-19 patients. They are suspected of violating the Prevention & Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation and will appear at Kowloon City Magistracy on May 10.   During the department’s epidemiological investigation of confirmed cases, the man was suspected of giving false or misleading information to an authorised officer on April 16, while the woman was suspected of failing to comply with the requirement to provide information to an authorised officer on April 17.   The department said it is grossly irresponsible to provide false or misleading information to or conceal information from an authorised officer as this may hinder contact tracing and pose a serious threat to public health.   Resolute actions will be taken against breaches of relevant regulations, it added.
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