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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

Scheme to help graduates set

The Labour Department today said it is going to launch the special Career Let’s Go programme to help secondary school graduates enter the job market.   Through an array of diversified pre-employment training and employment services, the programme aims to help school leavers obtain the latest employment information, plan for their careers and enhance employability.   Running from June to August, the programme is expected to draw about 6,000 participants.   Secondary school leavers can browse the dedicated webpage for job vacancies identified as suitable for them and make applications according to their personal aspirations.   The webpage also provides details on job fairs organised by the department, including those under the Youth Employment & Training Programme.   Furthermore, two youth employment resource centres, Youth Employment Start in Mong Kok and Kwai Fong, will offer practical training courses through the Happy@Work programme. School leavers can get career assessment and career consultation there.   Meanwhile, the department, in collaboration with RTHK Radio 2, will hold the Award Ceremony of YETP Most Improved Trainees 2022 & Concert in August to showcase trainees’ improvements.   The department encourages secondary school leavers opting to enter the employment market to join the youth programme, which provides one-stop comprehensive pre-employment and on-the-job training for free, with an allowance for the trainees and no pre-set quota.   Call 2717 1771 for enquiries.
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