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Jab pass plan to expand

The vaccine pass arrangement will be implemented in designated healthcare premises under the Food & Health Bureau, the Department of Health and the Hospital Authority (HA) starting June 13, the Government announced today.   The vaccine pass arrangement is applicable to the 13 types of designated healthcare premises primarily providing non-emergency or non-urgent medical services through appointments, such as HA specialist out-patient clinics, and government dental clinics and orthodontic clinics.   Service users and visitors at designated healthcare premises must present upon request their vaccination record, including recovery record, medical exemption certificate, or the negative result proof of a nucleic acid test that is only applicable to service users for staff members' checking. There is no need to scan the vaccine pass QR code.   Service users and visitors who enter the designated healthcare premises for collecting RAT kits, undergoing COVID-19 testing or receivin

SJ explains counsel engagement

Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng today said the Department of Justice (DoJ) engaged an outside counsel due to the complexity of a case.   Ms Cheng made the statement this afternoon when speaking to reporters at the Legislative Council.   She pointed out that many good lawyers in Hong Kong can handle difficult cases, but the case concerned is very complicated.   “For this particular one, as stated in the judgment of Justice Poon, this is a very complicated and difficult case and also with the view that the laws in Hong Kong may be further developed, we had decided, and it was approved by the judge, to engage an outside counsel, David Perry, who of course is one of the top silks, a very formidable silk, from London.”   Ms Cheng noted that Mr Perry would no longer be involved in the case.   “He had expressed concerns about the pressures that we have seen in the media, in the UK community from all sides and also the question about quarantine that we have here in Hong Kong.   “For those reasons he has told us and indicated that we should proceed on schedule without him. That’s what we are doing, and that’s exactly how it has happened.”
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