As of Tuesday morning Canada is reporting over 7,500 cases of COVID-19, with the biggest number of positive cases in Quebec.
Many have been concerned over the supply of critical medical equipment to hospitals, but Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday morning in his daily address, that medical equipment is being produced all across the country.
“Today we’re announcing that we have moved forward with contracts with ... Canadian companies to make medical supplies such as ventilators, surgical masks and test kits,” said Trudeau said. “We’ve also signed letters of intent with five other companies... We know that the demand for critical equipment and supplies will grow in the coming weeks, so we need a sustainable, stable supply of these products.”
Trudeau added that this pandemic has shown what Canadians do in difficult times which is to roll up the sleeves and get to work. He said this we’re seeing the best of what it means to be Canadian.”
“From coast to coast to coast, businesses are re-tooling to produce face shields, ventilators, hand sanitizers and other supplies our health care professionals need,” Trudeau said.