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Ottawa unveils plan to harness industry to increase the production of COVID-19 medical gear

The federal government unveiled a plan to harness the power of industry in the fight against COVID-19 – one that will see companies increase the production of medical supplies to cope with the rapidly increasing number of cases.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rn7LhJeqYiI

The plan will provide monetary support to manufacturers that can retool their assembly lines to make ventilators, face masks, and other personal protective gear, and will help those already making such products to quickly scale up the manufacturing capacity.

The plan will provide monetary support to manufacturers that can retool their assembly lines to make ventilators, face masks, and other personal protective gear.

Ottawa has been working with provinces and territories, which deliver health care, to determine where gaps exist in the system and to try to fill them in anticipation of a surge of hospitalizations that could strain the ability of the medical system to cope.

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Learn how to stay safe by enrolling in a mask fitting test which is a requirement for many workplaces and school admissions or the available masks for sale by visiting our face mask sale page.

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20200504-coronavirus-what-is-the-best-kind-of-face-mask

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/types-of-face-mask

https://www.livescience.com/are-face-masks-effective-reducing-coronavirus-spread.html

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