Viral news on cop’s death after vaccination untrue

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Police have denied allegations that went viral on social media claiming that a policeman in Gerik had died after receiving his second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine shot.

Perak police chief Mior Faridalathrash Wahid said the policeman was currently being treated at the Taiping Hospital due to a heart attack.


“He has regained consciousness and is in a stable condition. He will be referred to the National Heart Institute soon,” he said in a statement today.

Faridalathrash said action would be taken against the owner of the social media account for spreading fake news and causing concern among the public.

“The policeman’s family is also affected by this irresponsible act,” he said, advising people to verify any information before sharing it.

Earlier, a Facebook post under the name of “Junaidah June” went viral after it claimed that a policeman in Gerik had died after receiving the Covid-19 vaccination.