Victim died from chronic illnesses, say police


PORT DICKSON: Police have denied allegations that a teacher here has died after being given a dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, says district police chief Supt Aidi Sham Mohamed.

He said a viral claim on April 2 about the death of the female teacher, purportedly from complications from the jab, was fake.

“Preliminary medical test revealed the victim had been suffering from chronic illnesses such as diabetes, heart-related ailments and hypertension for the past year.

“The victim had fits around 10.30pm on April 1 and was rushed to hospital for treatment but died the following afternoon, ” he said.

The victim received the vaccine on March 30.

Supt Aidi Sham advised the public not to spread unsubstantiated claims or make any statement on social media which could confuse the public.

He said action could be taken under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1988 which provides a fine of not more than RM50,000 or jail term not exceeding one year or both upon conviction.

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