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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

3 imported COVID-19 cases identified

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating three additional COVID-19 cases involving three women who arrived from Indonesia.   As flight CX798 operated by Cathay Pacific from Jakarta yesterday had three passengers on board confirmed infected with COVID-19 by arrival tests, the Department of Health invoked the law to prohibit landing of the airline's passenger flights from Jakarta from today to June 25.   A total of 38 cases were reported in Hong Kong in the past 14 days, including three local cases, of which one is from an unknown source.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government’s dedicated webpage.
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