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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

15 building plans approved in Jan

The Buildings Department approved 15 building plans in December - two on Hong Kong Island, nine in Kowloon and four in the New Territories.   Of the approved plans, nine were for apartment and apartment-commercial developments, two were for commercial developments, one was for factory and industrial development, and three were for community services developments.   Consent was given for works to start on eight building projects which will provide 6,036 sq m of gross floor area for domestic use involving eight units and 78,691 sq m of gross floor area for non-domestic use.   The department also issued 19 occupation permits - five on Hong Kong Island, three in Kowloon and 11 in the New Territories.   Buildings certified for occupation have 220,135 sq m of gross floor area for domestic use involving 4,747 units and 57,063 sq m for non-domestic use.

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