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No medical proof that people can’t eat durian after vaccination, says deputy health minister

Dr Noor Azmi Ghazali says a man who recently died after being vaccinated died of a heart attack, not because he ate durian after his jab.

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There is no medical evidence to prove that people cannot eat durian after being vaccinated against Covid-19, say Deputy Health Minister Dr Noor Azmi Ghazali.

In fact, he said it had never been stated in medical books that people should not eat durian after getting a vaccine shot.

People should not eat too much sugary food or consume too many sweet drinks as they can cause negative effects on health, he told reporters after visiting a vaccination centre at Dewan Merdeka Tapah today.

He was commenting on a viral claim that a man who had just received his Covid-19 vaccine shot died after eating durian.

Noor Azmi said it was confirmed that the man had died of a heart attack and not because he consumed durian after getting vaccinated.

“The viral claim on social media is not true at all. Do not spread any unverified information about the vaccination as it could create unnecessary fear among the public. Let the health ministry provide scientific explanations and data on this kind of issue,” he said.

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