Muslim rites will be performed today on the body of the 60 year old man, who died last evening after he suffered a blood clot and paralysis linked to the AstraZeneca vaccine.
The man’s nephew, Faleel Ali told the Express he died just after 10 p.m. on Thursday and that they are currently preparing his body for the funeral which takes place today at 3.30 p.m.
The man was among those who took the AstraZeneca vaccine at the Princes Town health facility last Wednesday.
However, a day later, he developed a blood clot and by Friday his body became partially paralysed. A CT scan at a private institution was conducted revealing a blood clot blocking a main artery.
The man was warded at the San Fernando General Hospital for a week.
Ali pleaded with authorities to not cover up his uncle’s ailment but take action to ensure that it does not happen to someone else.