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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

Bogus advert alert issued

The Labour & Welfare Bureau today appealed to members of the public for heightened vigilance against deceptive advertisements purported to be interviews with the Secretary for Labour & Welfare.   The bureau clarified that it has never issued such advertisements and the Secretary for Labour & Welfare has never made the fictitious remarks in the fake interview.   Noting that there are some suspected phishing deceptive advertisements and websites on online news portals and in social media which carry the labour chief's name and news photos, the bureau said such advertisements lure users to click on them and take them to suspicious transaction platforms.   The public is urged not to visit any suspicious websites via those advertisements or provide personal information to unknown websites.   The incident has been reported to Police for investigation, the bureau added.
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