Update on personal protective equipment: Over the past few days, we’ve shipped more than 1.2 million pairs of nitrile gloves to workers on the front lines. We’ve also provided more than 3.3 million rapid tests to the provinces and territories – with more on the way.
In the next few weeks, we’re expecting other rapid tests to be delivered – including the BD Veritor, a handheld device that can process a test in just over 15 minutes. We have a contract for 7.6 million of these tests, with millions being delivered by the end of the year.
We’ve also seen businesses step up to make personal protective equipment. For example, @GMCanada has made nearly 5 million masks so far for people across the country. These are masks made by Canadians, for Canadians – and we’ll continue to support these efforts.