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Council delivers more than 150,000 PPE items to keep residents safe
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Council delivers more than 150,000 PPE items to keep residents safe

Tower Hamlets Council has delivered more than 150,000 items of personal protective equipment (PPE) to safeguard residents, frontline staff such as care workers, and maintain essential services. Yesterday (Thursday 7 May) Mayor of Tower Hamlets, John Biggs, visited the council's PPE distribution unit to help supply PPE to frontline council staff, external service providers and individuals with caring responsibilities. There has been an unprecedented level of demand and changes in PPE requirements as a result of coronavirus, and the council is working hard to ensure it can meet demand and see the borough through the pandemic. Mayor John Biggs said: "There is understandably concern about obtaining PPE following worrying reports in recent weeks about stock nationally running out. We'd like ...