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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

7 imported COVID-19 cases identified

The Centre for Health Protection said today it is investigating seven additional imported COVID-19 cases involving patients who arrived from Lithuania, Pakistan and Turkey.   As Emirates flight EK384 from Dubai and Bangkok on August 22 had five passengers on board confirmed infected with COVID-19 upon testing on arrival, the Department of Health has prohibited the landing of the airline’s passenger flights from the two places from today to September 6.   Meanwhile, the centre reminded specified people linked to Sea View Mansion, 82-87 Connaught Road West and Block 1, Bo Shek Mansion in Tsuen Wan to undergo testing tomorrow in accordance with the compulsory testing notice.   A total of 47 cases were reported in Hong Kong in the past 14 days. One is a local case with an unknown infection source, another is import-related and the rest are imported.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government’s dedicated webpage.
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