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DoJ rejects malicious attacks

The Department of Justice (DoJ) today said it will not tolerate malicious attacks on its decision, which was made in accordance with the law.   In a statement setting out the general principles in handling prosecutions, the DoJ reminded the public to refrain from commenting on any case in which the legal proceedings are still ongoing.   The statement said in respect of an application for review of admission to bail lodged by the DoJ on March 4, it should be noted that the case in question involves application for bail under Article 42(2) of the National Security Law.   The Court of Final Appeal delivered a judgment on February 9 on how to apply the granting of bail to a person charged with an offence under the National Security Law.   According to the Criminal Procedure Ordinance, the Secretary for Justice may apply to a judge to review the decision of admission to bail by a magistrate. The ordinance provides that a person may also apply to a judge to be admitted to bail if the

2 COVID-19 deaths recorded

The Hospital Authority today said two COVID-19 patients have passed away, taking the number of COVID-19 patients who died in public hospitals to 172.   One of the patients, a 47-year-old man with chronic disease, was admitted to Kwong Wah Hospital's accident & emergency department on December 23 due to shortness of breath. He was admitted to the isolation ward for treatment and later tested positive for COVID-19.   After treatment, the patient’s antibodies tested positive for the virus. His condition continued to deteriorate and he passed away this morning.   Another male patient, aged 66, who also had chronic disease, was transferred to United Christian Hospital from a quarantine centre on December 10. His condition continued to deteriorate and he died this afternoon.
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