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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

More rooms for helpers' quarantine

Starting November 1, the Rambler Garden Hotel in Tsing Yi will provide 500 rooms for the quarantine of foreign domestic helpers coming to work in Hong Kong, the Labour Department announced today.   This is a new designated quarantine facility in addition to the Penny’s Bay Quarantine Centre on Lantau Island and the Silka Far East Hotel Hong Kong in Tsuen Wan.   Room reservations can be made through the Rambler Garden Hotel’s online booking system from 9.30am on October 25 at a fee of $650 per night per room which includes three meals and all charges.   The helper’s passport copy, valid employment visa and recognised vaccination record must be provided to the hotel at the time of booking for verifying the helper’s identity.   Helpers will also need to provide such documents when they check into the facility.   Enquiries can be made to the department’s hotline at 2717 1771 or via email.
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