KOTA BHARU, Feb 25– Kelantan Deputy Menteri Besar Datuk Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah has proposed that media practitioners in the state be included in the first phase of the COVID-19 immunisation programme.

He said this is because the group is considered as frontliners who are at risk of being infected while working.

“Therefore, I am recommending that media practitioners be among the first  to receive their vaccine shots, as these people go everywhere and are likely to be infected,” he told reporters after a state exco meeting at the Kota Darul Naim Complex here yesterday.

The shipment of COVID-19 vaccine for the first phase is expected to arrive in Kelantan tomorrow afternoon in a special vehicle.

Kelantan police chief, Datuk Shafien Mamat said, two officers and 10 members from the Kelantan Police Contingent Headquarters left for Kuala Lumpur today for the purpose.

A convoy of four vehicles will provide security and accompany the special vehicle carrying the vaccines from Kuala Lumpur to Kelantan tomorrow.


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