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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

Hospital reports virus case

A patient care assistant at Prince of Wales Hospital has tested preliminary positive for COVID-19, the Hospital Authority announced today.   The assistant works in the Staff Clinic. She developed a fever on January 20 and attended the clinic yesterday.   She was arranged to undergo a deep throat saliva test and her test result came back preliminary positive for the virus. She will be admitted to the Community Treatment Facility.   The assistant wore appropriate personal protective equipment during work and her last day on duty was January 20. No patient was identified as a close contact.   Three staff members she had meals with were identified as close contacts and will be quarantined.   The assistant had also attended staff training at Shatin Hospital on January 19. All training participants had been wearing surgical masks.   As a precautionary measure, virus tests will be arranged for the training participants and those working at the Staff Clinic.   The Staff Clinic was temporarily closed for thorough cleaning and disinfection this morning.
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