KOTA BARU (Bernama): Kelantan Deputy Mentri Besar Datuk Nik 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 Wednesday (Feb 24).
The shipment of Covid-19 vaccines for the first phase is expected to arrive in Kelantan Thursday (Feb 25) 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 Wednesday for the purpose.
A convoy of four vehicles will provide security and accompany the special vehicle carrying the vaccines from Kuala Lumpur to Kelantan Thursday. - Bernama