CONCORD, N.H. (CBS) — New Hampshire has secured 91,000 pounds of personal protective equipment, Governor Chris Sununu tweeted Sunday.

The PPE left Shanghai, China, on a FedEx plane Saturday night and reached Anchorage, Alaska early Sunday morning and arrived in New Hampshire Sunday afternoon. The governor, businessman Dean Kamen and Sen. Jeanne Shaheen accompanied the plane to the airport.

“Today is truly a jumping-off point, not just for the state but for all the health care facilities and all the individuals that can actually start benefitting from getting this PPE. We’re gonna get it out the door as fast as we can in a variety of different areas. We’re going to fill up the stockpile. And at the end of the day, truly live up to the commitment that everyone who needs PPE in this state is going to have PPE in this state,” the governor said.

The state purchased a total of 7 million to 8 million pieces of PPE for $5 million

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