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No new COVID-19 cases in HK

The Centre for Health Protection announced that as of midnight, no new COVID-19 cases have been recorded, leaving the number of confirmed cases in Hong Kong at 11,877.   A total of 40 cases were reported in Hong Kong in the past 14 days, including three local cases, of which one is from an unknown source.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government’s dedicated webpage. http://dlvr.it/S1dL3k

April exports value up 24.4%

The value of Hong Kong's total goods exports increased to $384.9 billion in April, up 24.4% on the same month last year, the Census & Statistics Department announced today.   The value of imports of goods increased 25.2% to $416.7 billion for the same period.   A trade deficit of $31.8 billion, or 7.6% of the value of imports, was recorded for the month.   Comparing the three-month period ending April with the preceding three months on a seasonally adjusted basis, the value of exports rose 14.5%, while that of imports increased 8.6%.   The value of total merchandise trade for the first four months of the year was way higher than the previous high recorded in the same period in 2018, reflecting vibrant trading activities amid a sharp rebound in external demand, the Government said.   Looking ahead, the sustained revival of the global economy should continue to render support to Hong Kong's export performance in the near term.   However, the evolving pandemic situation and other risk factors such as China-US relations and geopolitical tensions still warrant attention, it added.
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