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The New England Patriots plane delivers N95 masks from Shenzhen, China to Logan International Airport to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on April 02, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and his son Patriots President Jonathan Kraft partnered with Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker to ship the masks which will be split between Massachusetts and New York. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

The Patriots team plane has come to the rescue once again.

Barely more than a year after transporting 1.2 million N95 masks from China to the United States on the official team planes, the Patriots now used their Boeing 767 to deliver 500,000 COVID-19 vaccines to El Salvador. The plane arrived late Tuesday night, based on tweets from the account for El Salvador’s secretary of communications for President Nayib Bukele.

The delivery came about a week after El Salvador delivered 34,000 vaccines to neighboring Honduras. El Salvador – a country of about 6.4 million people, just over the population of the Washington, D.C. metro area – most recently reported 149 new COVID cases last Sunday, and four new deaths on Wednesday. There have been over 2,200 total COVID-related deaths in the country.

Here’s a video and some photos of the Patriots’ plane arriving in El Salvador, via Twitter:

In addition to their humanitarian aid involving masks and vaccines, the Patriots also personally flew vaccinated healthcare workers from the New England area to Super Bowl LV in Tampa, Florida.

PHOTOS: Patriots team plane transports N95 masks from China to U.S.

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