Indonesian airline Garuda Indonesia has painted the front of its aircraft with face masks to spread awareness about the growing local concerns over the virus.
The Indonesian flag carrier painted a total of five of its Airbus A330-900neo aircraft with the masks in support of the government’s ‘Let’s Wear Masks’ campaign.
The painted aircraft will be mostly used for domestic flights as well as services to Singapore and Japan.
According to local reports, around 60 people came together to hand-paint the mask designs onto the aircraft, a process that took nearly 120 hours in total.
The decision was made as Indonesia’s daily infection rate reached over 8,000, and the total number of cases exceeded 600,000.
Dr Wiku Adisasmito, a prominent public health professor leading Indonesia’s COVID-19 task force, has blamed ignorance among the public for the virus transmission as people have failed to abide by health protocols.
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Wear your mask please, like this Airbus A330-941N operated by Garuda Indonesia (PK-GHG), this aircraft was painted with a mask to raise awareness and emcourage us to wear a mask everytime, also fly safe.#aviation #garudaindonesia#planespotting#avgeek pic.twitter.com/TrmgwLzOob
— Honumiere (@honumiere) December 11, 2020