Coronavirus outbreak: Trudeau announces companies producing medical supplies including ventilators
- Published on: 3/31/2020
- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that companies across the country are now producing medical supplies, including hundreds of ventilators, as part of Canada’s battle to increase desperately needed equipment in the fight against COVID-19.
Since the federal government announced its strategy to tap into the private sector to produce medical supplies, Trudeau said close to 3,000 Canadian companies have reached out to offer their expertise and capacity to meet the country’s need for personal protective equipment (PPE).
The federal government has signed three contracts with companies since March 20 to produce equipment like masks and rapid tests for the new coronavirus as part of the government’s $2-billion effort to buy PPE.
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