Today Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the government is preparing for worst-case scenarios when it comes to the purchase and distribution of crucial medical equipment for COVID-19.

Thornhill Medical, Medico, and Spartans Bioscience are teaming up to manufacture more medical supplies such as respirators, surgical masks, and test kits.

Trudeau also announced that the government is allocating two billion dollars to purchase personal protective equipment for provinces and health care workers.

Trudeau encourages people to stay home to ease the demand for supplies.