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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 Palace Museum to open

The Hong Kong Palace Museum (HKPM) announced today that it will open to the public on July 2, with general admission tickets for adults priced at $50 and concession tickets at $25.   There are nine galleries at the museum. Seven of them will host thematic exhibitions and the remaining two are devoted to special exhibitions.   People with a general admission ticket can visit thematic exhibitions, while those holding a special exhibition ticket can tour all of the galleries.   An adult special exhibition ticket costs $120, while a concession ticket is $60.   Concession tickets are available to full-time students, children aged seven to 11, citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and one accompanying carer, and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients.   Admission for children aged six or below is free.   To celebrate the museum's opening, the thematic exhibitions will be free of charge every Wednesday during its first year. Visitors are required to register online for free admission.    The museum will also set aside about 150,000 general admission tickets for underprivileged groups. Sponsorships have been secured for procuring about 100,000 tickets for corporates and other organisations for distribution. The museum will strive to achieve the target.   On-site ticket sales will not be available for the first three months after the museum’s opening. Visitors have to purchase tickets in advance through the HKPM website, West Kowloon Cultural District website and West Kowloon Cultural District app. Admission tickets will be available for online purchase from June 14.
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