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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

HK reports 2 imported virus cases

The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) today said it is investigating two additional imported COVID-19 cases involving mutant strains.   The patients arrived from high-risk places. One of them tested positive upon arrival at Hong Kong International Airport and the other during quarantine at Penny's Bay Quarantine Centre.   The CHP reminded specified people in relation to Block 4 of New Jade Garden in Chai Wan and Way Man Court, 50-52 Village Road in Happy Valley to undergo compulsory testing in accordance with the compulsory testing notice tomorrow.   In view of a preliminary positive imported case who had stayed in Hong Kong during the incubation period, ten specified premises are included in the compulsory testing notice.   The Government will reopen the mobile specimen collection station at the podium playground of New Jade Garden and set up a mobile specimen collection station at the open area next to Discovery Bay Fire Station tomorrow.   Such mobile stations will provide free testing service for residents and workers of the two places subject to compulsory testing.   A total of 32 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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