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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

19 COVID-19 cases identified

(To watch the full press briefing with sign language interpretation, click here.)   The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 19 additional COVID-19 cases, of which seven are locally transmitted including one with an unknown source of infection.   This brings the total number of confirmed cases in Hong Kong to 11,499.   The unlinked case involves a 33-year-old man who lives in Tseung Kwan O Village in Tseung Kwan O.   Twelve imported cases arrived from Indonesia, the Philippines, Botswana, Canada, Ireland and Pakistan.   A total of 130 cases have been recorded in the past 14 days, including 48 local ones, of which 15 have unknown sources of infection.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.
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