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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

Rural voter final register released

The 2021 final register for the Rural Representative Election (RRE) was released today, which includes the particulars of registered electors of existing villages, indigenous villages and composite indigenous villages and market towns.   People may visit the RRE Voter Registration Information Enquiry System to check their registration particulars, or call the hotline at 2152 1521 during business hours to check the information.   A full copy of the final register is available at the Electoral Registration Officer's office at the Home Affairs Department at 30/F Southorn Centre in Wan Chai.   A copy of the specific divisions of the final register for a rural area that belongs to the rural committees concerned is also placed at the Assistant Electoral Registration Officer's offices in the respective New Territories district offices.   In accordance with the judgment handed down by the Court of Appeal on May 21 and the order made at the hearing on May 27 last year, validly nominated candidates, members of the press, political parties, the Heung Yee Kuk, respective rural committees for the relevant rural areas, indigenous inhabitants of the relevant indigenous villages and composite indigenous villages and residents of the relevant existing villages or market towns for any purpose relating to the election may inspect the final registers of electors.   Those eligible may make appointments for inspection by calling the hotline and return an official reservation form to the department by a specified deadline to confirm the booking.   Statistical information about the final register is available on the election's website.
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