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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

Caspar Tsui briefs clansman reps

Secretary for Home Affairs Caspar Tsui today held six briefing sessions for representatives of more than 20 clansman organisations to explain the improvements to Hong Kong's electoral system.   Mr Tsui briefed the representatives on the amended Annexes I and II to the Basic Law approved by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress and answered questions they raised.   He said the reconstituted Election Committee is broadly representative and its composition best demonstrates the balanced and orderly political participation of society, serving the overall interests of Hong Kong and signifying an important move to advance Hong Kong's democratic electoral system.   Mr Tsui stressed that improving the electoral system is conducive to the progress of the "one country, two systems" principle and can ensure the long-term prosperity and stability of Hong Kong.   He expressed hope that the attendees will support the amendments and co-operate with the Government in their relevant work.   Mr Tsui hosted 20 briefing sessions in total over the past two weeks to explain the necessity and urgency of improving the electoral system to around 280 representatives from Heung Yee Kuk, the religious sector, the sports sector, the culture sector, district organisations, associations based in Hong Kong, Kowloon and the New Territories, and clansman organisations.   The attendees in general supported improving Hong Kong’s electoral system, thereby faithfully implementing the principle of "patriots administering Hong Kong".
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