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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

COVID-19 death reported

The Hospital Authority today said an 85-year-old female patient has passed away, taking the number of COVID-19 patients who died in public hospitals to 177.   The patient was admitted to United Christian Hospital on December 14 due to terminal illness. She subsequently tested positive for COVID-19.    After treatment, the patient tested positive for an antibody and was released from isolation by the Department of Health on January 28.   However, her condition continued to worsen and she passed away yesterday morning.
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