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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

CE presents honours

Chief Executive Carrie Lam today presented honours and awards to 157 people during the 2021 Honours & Awards Presentation Ceremony at Government House.   The ceremony is being held for three consecutive days.   Seven people received the Grand Bauhinia Medal from Mrs Lam, including Chief Justice Andrew Cheung, Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng and Executive Council members Chow Chung-kong and Regina Ip.   The other recipients are Bunny Chan who is exceptionally enthusiastic in youth affairs, prominent business leader Jonathan Choi and influential leader in the clansmen community Lo Man-tuen.   Eighteen people received the Gold Bauhinia Star, one received the Gold Medal for Bravery posthumously, 21 the Silver Bauhinia Star, four the Silver Medal for Bravery, 17 the Distinguished Service Medal for the disciplined services & the Independent Commission Against Corruption, 39 the Bronze Bauhinia Star, and four the Bronze Medal for Bravery.   Meanwhile, 46 were given the Meritorious Service Medal for the disciplined services & the ICAC.   The 2021 Honours List was issued on July 1 and November 15.
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