Date Published: April 2, 2020
Prime Minister Trudeau had a virtual meeting with premiers about securing critical medical supplies in the anticipation of a drastic increase in COVID-19 cases and the mounting global demand. Some premiers offered to transfer their anticipated deliveries of personal protective equipment (PPE) to other provinces with greater need. On Wednesday, Ontario’s premier, Ford, announced a $50-million fund to help businesses reformat their operations to produce medical equipment and PPE for front-line healthcare workers. Immediate attention must be paid to slowing the spread of COVID-19 in order to prevent overwhelming the healthcare system. Following the current guidelines of staying home, self-isolating if there was a risk of exposure, and physical distancing in public, will save lives, protect front-line healthcare workers, and lessen healthcare burden.
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Summary by: Jayoti Rana