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124 COVID-19 cases reported

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 124 additional COVID-19 cases. More cases were detected in Kwai Chung Estate. There are also more than 70 preliminary positive cases.   Among the newly reported cases, 33 are related to Kwai Chung Estate, bringing the total number of positive and preliminary positive cases in the estate to 276.   One more positive case was found after an earlier confirmed case occurred at Glory Court, Tsuen Wan Garden, both of them live in units 5 but on two different floors. The centre has co-ordinated with related government departments and conducted an inspection today.    It was preliminarily considered that vertical transmission of virus via pipes is involved.   The centre will issue quarantine orders to residents of unit 5 on all floors of the building who resided there during the incubation period of the relevant cases and transfer them to a quarantine facility.   As it is possible that virus might be ejected from the open

RMB sovereign bonds to be issued

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government today welcomed the Ministry of Finance's plan to issue sovereign bonds totalling RMB20 billion in Hong Kong this year.   The ministry plans to issue renminbi sovereign bonds in three batches of RMB8 billion, RMB6 billion and RMB6 billion each.   The Hong Kong SAR Government noted this is the 13th consecutive year the ministry has circulated RMB sovereign bonds in Hong Kong.   It said this demonstrates clearly the central government's support in reinforcing Hong Kong's status as an international financial centre and the global offshore RMB business hub, and is conducive to promoting the sustainable development of Hong Kong's bond market.
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