Ontario's health minister, Christine Elliott, is welcoming shipments of personal protective equipment for workers across the province.

"To ensure that our supplies and equipment are expited to those most in need, Ontario is providing same-day deliveries to hospitals, long-term care and retirement homes and other facilities to support essential workers in all settings," she said.

The province has been receiving shipments from Alberta -- as well as private companies and individuals -- in order to help protect frontline workers. The shipments include gowns, masks and gloves, with ventilators also on their way.

"From the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, we have contended with a constrained global supply chain. However, in the face of this persistent challenge, we have made considerable progress in securing personal protective equipment," added the minister, during yesterday's media briefing.

Elliott says the provincial government is providing same-day delivery, in an effort to meet the needs of frontline staff.

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