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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

Tai Kok Tsui operation ends

The Government completed the compulsory testing and enforcement operation in the Tai Kok Tsui restricted area with no confirmed COVID-19 cases found.   It made a restriction-testing declaration 8pm yesterday, requiring people in Tower 6, Island Harbourview to stay in their premises and undergo compulsory testing. About 760 residents were tested.   In the subsequent enforcement operation which ended this morning, around 380 people were checked and no one was found breaching the compulsory testing requirement.   Government staff also visited about 280 households, with around 40 did not answer the door. They should contact the Government as soon as possible to arrange testing.   The Government reminded that people who stayed in the building for more than two hours from May 3 to 23 should get tested by May 25 even if they were not in the restricted area when the declaration took effect.  
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