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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

Testing for selected groups continues

The Food & Environmental Hygiene Department today announced that free COVID-19 testing services for targeted groups will continue, with the online registration deadline for testing extended to February 21.   Voluntary testing will be arranged for high-exposure groups such as frontline staff of catering businesses, staff and personnel working in markets as well as licensed hawkers and practitioners of cold stores.   The department also appealed to the groups concerned to maintain personal and environmental hygiene to ensure cleanliness and food safety.   Call 3008 8319 for enquiries.
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