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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

46 pollution convictions in Oct

The Environmental Protection Department today announced it recorded 46 convictions for pollution offences in October.   Five were for air pollution, six for noise and four for illegal waste disposal.   There were also two under the Environmental Impact Assessment Ordinance and 29 under the Public Cleansing & Prevention of Nuisances Regulation.   The heaviest fine was $10,000 imposed for each offence committed by two companies.   They were fined for failing to control air pollutant emissions as well as using powered mechanical equipment and carrying out prescribed construction works not in accordance with the conditions of a construction noise permit.
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