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Inmate dies week after Covid vaccination

UNITED KINGDOM: A prisoner collapsed and died after being moved to a secure unit when prison staff became concerned about his mental state.

Cecil Chisale had been an inmate at HMP Wymott near Leyland in February of 2021 when prison staff reported concerns about his mental health. The 23-year-old was taken to Guild Lodge in Preston but he collapsed and was taken to the Royal Preston Hospital where he died on March 2 of the same year.

A pre-inquest review held today at Preston Coroner’s Court heard that Cecil, who was born in Zimbabwe, is believed to have died from a pulmonary haemorrhage when blood leaks from blood vessels in the windpipe or airways into the main lung.. Assistant Coroner Nicholas Rheinberg said that as Cecil’s death happened a week after he was given the AstraZeneca Covid vaccine he had instructed an immunologist to provide evidence as to whether there is any link between the vaccine and pulmonary haemorrhage.

No details of the reason for Cecil’s incarceration at Wymott were given during the hearing although previous reports indicate he had previously been living in Preston. His family attended today’s hearing remotely via video link.

In other news – Zimbabwe records 57 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours

Fifty seven more Covid-19 cases were recorded in Zimbabwe during the past 24 hours with statistics from the Ministry of Health care showing that the rolling average for new cases remains at 48.

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According to the daily situational report on Covid-19 no deaths were recorded during the period. Learn More

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