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Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development Edward Yau today briefed members of the Trade & Industry Advisory Board on initiatives related to commerce and trade in the 2021 Policy Address.   Mr Yau said the Policy Address focuses on integration into national development and states that the developments of Hong Kong and the nation are closely related.   While the nation is the major growth engine and driving force for the global economy, the 14th Five-Year Plan, the Outline Development Plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, the Qianhai plan, the economic development pattern of not only greater domestic circulation but also domestic and international dual circulation, as well as the Belt & Road Initiative have brought unlimited opportunities for enterprises and professional services providers in Hong Kong.   The city must seize these opportunities and leverage its advantages, Mr Yau noted.   During the meeting, the commerce chief stressed that Hong

16 COVID-19 cases recorded

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 16 additional COVID-19 cases, of which 13 are locally transmitted.   Among the local cases, five have unknown sources of infection.   One of the unlinked cases involves a worker at the Hong Kong International Airport third runway construction site, who was working on the automated people mover and baggage handling system tunnels on Airport Island.   The more than 30 people who work with the patient will be placed under quarantine, while several hundred other workers on the same project will undergo compulsory testing.   Three other unlinked cases involve a real estate agent working in North Point, a computer programmer working in Tsim Sha Tsui and a worker at Kings Wing Plaza in Sha Tin. The remaining unlinked patient is retired.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.
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