Photo via Bernama
The Malaysia Airlines Airbus A330-300 plane carrying the first batch of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine has the Jalur Gemilang
(national flag) on it!
The flight is set to arrive in Malaysia on Sunday (February 21st), just a week ahead of the national COVID-19 immunisation programme.
According to MAB Kargo Sdn Bhd (MASkargo) chief operations officer Mohd Zulkefly Ujang, the selection of the plane with the Jalur Gemilang livery is symbolic, as the vaccine is for Malaysians.
“We have many aircraft with specific livery such as Harimau Malaya, and choosing the national flag shows it is for Malaysians, ” he told Bernama.
When commenting on preparation at the vaccine arrival location, Mohd Zulkefly said intensive efforts are being carried out at the Advanced Cargo Centre (ACC), KLIA to ensure the process of receiving the vaccine proceeded smoothly.
Come February 26th, Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin will be receiving the vaccine on the first day of the programme along with frontline workers.
Meanwhile, you can find out how to register for the programme here
And don’t forget to check out our other vaccine-related articles, as well as all things COVID-19
Stay safe, guys!
by Kyle Roshen Jacob