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Property sales dip 27.5%

The Land Registry recorded 3,189 sale and purchase agreements for all building units received for registration in February, down 27.5% compared with January and 46.7% lower year-on-year.   The total consideration for such agreements in February fell 32.9% from January, to $22.6 billion, while a 48.5% year-on-year decrease was recorded.   Of the agreements, 2,375 were for residential units, down 31.7% from January and 44.5% lower than a year ago.   The total consideration for residential units was $19.1 billion, a decrease of 31.3% compared with January and down 47.9% year-on-year.   There were 276,910 land register searches last month. http://dlvr.it/T3ZqYl

4 imported COVID-19 cases detected

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating four additional COVID-19 cases, all of which are imported.   Three of the new cases involve mutant strains and the mutation test result of the remaining case is pending.   Among the four patients, aged 37 to 51, three arrived in Hong Kong from the Philippines while the other one came from Saudi Arabia.   Two of them tested positive for the virus during quarantine while the other two tested positive by the test-and-hold arrangement upon arrival at the Hong Kong International Airport.   The centre reminded specified people linked to Tower 10, Phase 3 - The Graces, Providence Bay in Tai Po to undergo compulsory testing in accordance with the compulsory testing notice tomorrow.   A total of 58 cases were reported in Hong Kong in the past 14 days, all of which are imported.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.
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