COVID-19: No person anticipated we might use so many masks, Legault says

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QUEBEC — Acquiring extra medical tools, particularly face masks, has grow to be the province’s No. 1 precedence because the variety of confirmed COVID-19 circumstances soars, Premier François Legault stated Tuesday.

Revealing the province solely has sufficient reserves of sure medical tools to final for 3 to seven days, Legault stated Quebec is quickly searching for new provides on high of orders it already has on the market.

For the second consecutive day, Legault and Well being Minister Danielle McCann requested well being staff to attempt to use masks solely when completely crucial.

“I’m not hiding the very fact I’m involved,” Legault stated at his each day briefing on the pandemic scenario rocking the province. “No person anticipated we might use so many so quick.”

Quebec is utilizing 10 instances the standard quantity of medical provides, McCann added, noting the mannequin N-95 masks, utilized by medical staff in direct contact with COVID-19 sufferers, at the moment are to be disinfected to allow them to be reused.