As the U.S. continues to combat the coronavirus outbreak, the New England Patriots’ airplane is being used to help aid the country in its response to the pandemic.
The Patriots’ team plane departed early Wednesday morning from Shenzen, China, where the Boeing 767 had picked up 1.2 million N95 face masks to bring them back to the United States, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal.
The plane was expected to land at Boston Logan International Airport on Thursday, The Wall Street Journal reported.
“No days off. Thanks to some serious teamwork, Massachusetts is set to receive over 1 million N95 masks for our front-line workers. Huge thanks to the Krafts and several dedicated partners for making this happen,” Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker tweeted.
A picture of the Patriots’ plane with workers moving large cargo can be seen in the governor’s tweet.