"It is informed, without any reference to the cause of death, which is covered by the secrecy of justice, that the preliminary data resulting from the medical-legal autopsy carried out today [5 January] do not show any link between the death and the vaccine to which it was subjected," states a statement from the Ministry of Justice.

According to a report published by Jornal de Notícias, an operational assistant of the IPO (Portuguese Institute of Oncology) in Oporto, who was vaccinated against Covid-19 on 30 December, died suddenly on 1 January.

According to the same source, who cites a clarification from the institution, the assistant did not register any adverse reaction to the vaccine.