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Fraudulent certificates deemed invalid

The Government announced today the COVID-19 vaccination medical exemption certificates issued by seven private doctors will not be accepted and will be deemed invalid from October 12.   According to the information provided by Police, the seven private doctors are involved in its arrest operations to date for allegedly abusing the issuance of medical exemption certificates. The legal proceedings are ongoing for some of those cases.   The Government pointed out that according to the eHealth records, the seven private doctors have issued in total over 20,000 medical exemption certificates which are still within the validity period, accounting for more than half of the medical exemption certificates that are still valid.   It has reasonable grounds to suspect that the private doctors concerned did not properly follow the Department of Health’s guidelines when issuing the medical exemption certificates.   In this regard, the Government will no longer accept the medical exemption ce

8 COVID-19 cases reported

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating eight additional COVID-19 cases, all of which are locally transmitted.   Among the local cases, three have unknown sources of infection.   One of the unlinked cases involves a 54-year-old staff of Yuen Yuen Nursing Home & Day Care Centre for the Elderly (Shun Lee Estate). She developed fever, sore throat and headache on February 12 and last attended work on February 15.   The other two unlinked cases involve housewives, aged 43 and 49, who sought medical attention at public hospitals on February 16.           A total of 282 cases have been recorded in the past 14 days, including 236 local cases of which 83 are from unknown sources.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.
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