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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

Quarantine orders to be issued

The Centre for Health Protection today said all asymptomatic residents living in units 09 on all floors of Block 3, Oi Fai House, Yau Oi Estate in Tuen Mun have to be quarantined.   Two confirmed and two preliminary positive COVID-19 cases were recently detected at four units in Block 3 of Oi Fai House.   The centre co-ordinated with related government departments and conducted a site inspection this evening of the floors and units concerned to investigate and examine if environmental factors were involved in the infections.   Taking into account the opinions of experts, the centre decided to carry out prudent infection control measures.   All asymptomatic residents of units 09 on all floors of Block 3, Oi Fai House will be transferred to quarantine centres, while symptomatic residents will be sent to hospital for treatment.
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