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.