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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

Views sought on energy scheme

A public consultation on the proposed inclusion of three additional products under the fourth phase of the Mandatory Energy Efficiency Labelling Scheme (MEELS) was launched today.   These products include Light Emitting Diode (LED) lamps, gas cookers and gas instantaneous water heaters.   The consultation period will end on May 31.   The MEELS was introduced in 2008 under the Energy Efficiency (Labelling of Products) Ordinance, requiring energy labels to be shown on all prescribed products for supply in Hong Kong to enable the public to select energy efficient appliances and save more energy.   The scope of product coverage was planned to be expanded in phases.   People can express their views by email to the Electrical & Mechanical Services Department.   Click here for the consultation document.
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