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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

5 imported COVID-19 cases identified

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating five additional imported COVID-19 cases.   The patients arrived in Hong Kong from Thailand, South Korea, Switzerland and Singapore.   A total of 40 cases were reported in Hong Kong in the past 14 days, one of which is a local case with an unknown infection source while the rest are imported.   The centre reminded specified people linked to Tower 6, Harbour Place in Hung Hom, Bohemian House in Sai Ying Pun and Sea View Mansion in Sheung Wan to undergo compulsory testing tomorrow in accordance with the compulsory testing notice.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government’s dedicated webpage.
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