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High Court dismisses bid by activist Han Hui Hui and others to declare vaccine-related measures as unlawful, irrational

A file photograph of political activist Han Hui Hui who, along with five others, failed in a High Court challenge to vaccine-related regulations implemented during the Covid-19 pandemic.
A file photograph of political activist Han Hui Hui who, along with five others, failed in a High Court challenge to vaccine-related regulations implemented during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The High Court has dismissed several applications brought by political activist Han Hui Hui and five others to quash vaccine-related regulations rolled out by the Government during the Covid-19 pandemic, saying that their applications had no merit. 

The applicants had also applied for the court to declare that the advisory and the announcement were unlawful or irrational, or both.

They had sought a declaration as well that they have a “substantive legitimate expectation” that their employment should not be at risk because of their vaccination status and that the Government should bear the costs of their Covid-19 medical treatment.

The applicants had pointed to public health data, among other things, which they claimed showed that the people who were not vaccinated against Covid-19 were not causing a disproportionate strain on healthcare resources and that the data refutes the Government’s assertion that a fully vaccinated person was less likely to die or fall seriously ill from Covid-19.

In his judgement published on Thursday (June 16), Justice Dedar Singh Gill rejected the argument, after lawyers for the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) argued that the statistics presented were skewed and misrepresented.

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