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More than 1,000,000,000 pieces of PPE delivered across UK

The government has delivered over a billion pieces of PPE to healthcare workers in the UK.

Michael Gove told a news briefing today: ‘On personal protective equipment for key workers we are increasing the spread of distribution and supply.

‘From February 25 to May 2 we have had delivered over a billion items of PPE across the health and social care system in England.’

He added: ‘Tens of millions more have been distributed by our colleagues in the devolved administrations.

‘This overall figure includes 149 million masks, 173 million aprons, 2 million gowns and 614 million gloves.

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‘On May 2 alone we delivered an additional 20 million items of PPE within England. But there is much more to do and the work led by Lord Deighton to improve domestic production of PPE is vital to our efforts.’

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