🌊Child abuse but not at Prince Edward
Did you get a vax pass from a shady doctor? Time to get a new one
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On Today’s Tide
Society | Po Leung Kuk child abuse gets John Lee’s attention
Exemption certificates from seven doctors annuled
Store friends and family passes on LHS!
Politics | Updates on 612 Fund
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Child Abuse at the PLK (not at Prince Edward for once)
A 33 year old child carer on probation at the Po Leung Kuk in Causeway Bay has been suspended from work after camera footage reviewed by the Social Welfare Department showed her abusing multiple children. Footage showed the woman pushing six children onto soft mats and showing “rude and reckless” towards another five.
In a press conference before ExCo, CE John Lee said that the need to improve child protection laws is “urgent”. More raids by the Labour and Welfare Bureau will be launched to ensure children’s safety, he said.
This case comes just a month after the Committee on Review of Residential Child Care and Related Services released a report outlining 30 changes for improving child safety. The committee was formed after multiple cases of abuse were found at a children’s home in Prince Edward.
Remind yourself here:
COVID in Hong Kong
COVID-19 in Hong Kong
New cases: 3667 (193 imported)
Total cases: 1,753,201
New deaths: 6
Total deaths: 10,134
Compulsory Testing locations: 67
Seven doctors with fake exemptions on the wall
Vaccine exemption certificates from seven doctors will be annuled by authorities after it was found out that they did not hold proper medical consultations before charging for certificates.
According to data from eHealth, certificates issued by the seven doctors account for over half of all currently active vaccine exemption certificates.
Changes will take affect on 12 October. Those affected are urged to find another doctor to give an exemption certificate.
Six of the doctors have been arrested, while the seventh is wanted by police.
Collect all your LHS passes!
A new update to LeaveHomeSafe will allow you to keep multiple passes from family and friends on one app. Specifically, it will allow adults to keep up to 8 passes from children under the age of 15 and those above 65.
Those above the age of 65 or below the age of 15 are not required to use LeaveHomeSafe, however those aged 5 will soon need to comply with the vaccine pass to keep having a blue code.
This update covers loopholes between who is legally required to use the app, and those required to have vaccinations. The app will not record travel data from those exempted from using the app, but will still allow a responsible adult to scan them into premises.
Basically, you won’t need to carry paper vaccination records around.
Or something like that.
612 Protest funds update
Cardinal Zen and friends from the 612 Humanitarian Fund have been told by the courts that they have a case to answer to.
The six in court are accused of not properly registering the 612 Humanitarian Fund as a society. The maximum punishment is a $10,000 fine.
The defense said the six defendants will not appear or call witnesses; legal interpretations surrounding what is or is not considered a society will be the crux of their argument.
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