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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-elect receives appt instrument

Chief Executive-elect John Lee was awarded the instrument of appointment as the sixth-term Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region by Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing today.   The Premier said the central government will, as in the past, implement the principle of “one country, two systems” comprehensively and accurately, under which the people of Hong Kong administer Hong Kong with a high degree of autonomy, adding that it will exercise its overall jurisdiction over the Hong Kong SAR under the principle of “patriots administering Hong Kong”.   Mr Li added the central government will fully support the Chief Executive and the Hong Kong SAR Government to administer Hong Kong in accordance with the law, to develop Hong Kong’s economy and to improve people’s livelihoods.   The Chief Executive-elect said he was deeply honoured by the appointment.   Mr Lee said he is fully aware of the great responsibility upon him, adding that he will do his utmost to live up to the expectations of the country and the Hong Kong people.   He also pledged to lead the Hong Kong SAR Government with loyalty and perseverance and to uphold the “one country, two systems” principle.   He added that he will also unite all sectors and lead the SAR Government and the Hong Kong people to work together and strive for the well-being of the city and its citizens.   Mr Lee will meet the Vice-Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and Director of the Hong Kong & Macao Affairs Office of the State Council, Xia Baolong, tomorrow.
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