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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

3 imported COVID-19 cases identified

The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) today said it is investigating three additional imported COVID-19 cases, with two of the cases linked to the L452R mutant strain and the other one linked to the N501Y mutant strain.   The patients comprise two men and one woman. While two of them arrived in Hong Kong from high-risk places, one came from a medium-risk place.   One of the cases tested positive for the virus at a community testing centre after completing compulsory quarantine at Penny's Bay Quarantine Centre. The remaining two tested positive during quarantine.   As people who resided or worked within the same building as the local COVID-19 cases with a mutant strain will be subject to compulsory testing on specified dates in accordance with the Department of Health’s announcement, the mobile specimen collection station at 15-17 Mody Road in Tsim Sha Tsui will be reopened tomorrow to provide free testing service for residents and workers of Harbour Pinnacle, 8 Minden Avenue.   The CHP reminded specified people in relation to Harbour Pinnacle to undergo compulsory testing in accordance with the compulsory testing notice.   A total of 36 cases were reported in Hong Kong in the past 14 days, all of which are imported.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.
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