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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

Financial forum members reappointed

The Government announced today that Financial Secretary Paul Chan has reappointed 10 serving members to the Financial Leaders Forum and their appointments are from August 18, 2021 to June 30, 2022.   Mr Chan said: "I am confident that with the knowledge, expertise and vast experience of members, the Financial Leaders Forum will continue to provide constructive advice on consolidating Hong Kong's role as an international financial centre and promoting the long-term development of our financial services industry."   He also paid tribute to outgoing member David Wong for his contributions over the past two years.   Established in August 2017, the Financial Leaders Forum is a high-level platform comprising top leaders from the financial community and key financial regulators.   It is an institutional set-up underpinning the Government’s vision in playing an active leading role in policymaking and on matters relating to monetary stability, financial safety and regulation to reinforce Hong Kong's position as an international financial centre.
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