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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

CS under home quarantine

Chief Secretary John Lee and his family will undergo home quarantine for 14 days and undergo medical surveillance, which includes being tested on specified days within the period.   The domestic helper at Mr Lee's home submitted a deep throat saliva specimen for testing and the result was positive. According to guidelines of the Department of Health, the helper is now in home isolation and is pending admission to hospitals or isolation facilities.   In response to media enquiries, the Chief Secretary for Administration's Office today said that subsequent to the negative results indicated by the COVID-19 rapid tests conducted by Mr Lee and his family this morning, their deep throat saliva specimens submitted for tests also showed negative results.   The Chief Secretary for Administration's Office has also arranged thorough cleaning and disinfection for relevant locations, and arranged testing for other relevant staff in accordance with the advice of the Centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health.   Mr Lee underwent COVID-19 testing before attending the thematic meeting in Shenzhen last weekend, and the result was negative. He attended the Executive Council meeting this morning and wore a surgical mask throughout the meeting.   Mr Lee will work from home during the quarantine period. He plans to attend the debate session on anti-epidemic work at the Legislative Council meeting tomorrow by videoconferencing.
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