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FS paves way to green, digital future

A number of initiatives and measures aimed at accelerating high-quality development were announced in today’s 2024-25 Budget, with the Government emphasising a move towards a green future and digitalisation.   Explaining that high-quality development spurs ongoing economic innovation and growth whilst conserving the natural environment, Financial Secretary Paul Chan said Hong Kong must pursue opportunities through leveraging its advantages under “one country, two systems”, namely those of enjoying strong support at a national level and being closely connected to other parts of the world.   He stressed that green development involves huge business opportunities and financing needs, as governments and businesses around the world pursue carbon neutrality and green transformation. In addition, he said digitalisation has become a new driving force for economic development, empowering enterprises to enhance efficiency, boost their competitiveness and achieve new growth.   Introdu

1 imported COVID-19 case found

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating one additional COVID-19 case involving a 43-year-old man who arrived from the UK.   The centre also announced that, taking into consideration the epidemiological information and genetic sequencing findings, it has amended the classification of a case involving a 27-year-old man, case number 11902, from a local case with unknown sources to epidemiologically linked with imported cases.   Another case involving a 24-year-old woman, case number 11918, which is epidemiologically linked to this case, will also be reclassified to the same category.   A total of 42 cases were reported in Hong Kong in the past 14 days, including 40 imported cases and two import-related cases.   The centre also reminded people in relation to Wan Hang House of Wan Tau Tong Estate in Tai Po to undergo testing in accordance with the compulsory testing notice on June 30.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.
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