OTTAWA – in Order to be ready for the arrival of a possible vaccine effective against the COVID-19, the Trudeau government has signed a contract for delivery of 37 million syringes.
This is what has informed on Tuesday the minister of public Services and Procurement, Anita Anand, at a press conference in Ottawa.
The syringes have been ordered from the company Becton Dickinson in the belief that a vaccine will be allowed in the country.
This is a new contract and the delivery schedule is still in development, she added.
For his part, the director-in-chief of the public health agency of Canada Dr. Theresa Tam, has stressed that there will be no obligation for Canadians to get vaccinated, but all Canadians will be taken into account when planning the production of vaccines.
In addition, the minister Anita Anand has shown that millions of personal protective equipment (PPE) are received each week in the country for the battle against the spread of the COVID, particularly in the case of a second wave of sars coronavirus.
“Canada is not completely out of the woods”, she stated.
The priority, according to the minister of Supply, remains the acquisition of gowns and masks. Thus, in recent days, some 40 million pairs of gloves have been received in the country, as well as 3 million of gowns, 100 million surgical masks and 3 million face masks.
The minister Anand acknowledged, however, that only 200 of the 40,000 fans ordered have been received so far. Other, ordered from canadian companies, will arrive in the next weeks and months, she said.
In addition, a first ship carrying hand sanitizers must dock soon in Vancouver and four other vessels are in the direction.