Health care workers are on their way to Ontario to lend a helping hand during the COVID-19 pandemic. New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs got on the phone with Doug Ford on Friday to tell him that 27 medical professionals were coming to the rescue.

In a video that was posted by New Brunswick's chief of staff, Higgs could be heard telling Ontario's premier that multiple people had volunteered to help "assist as they can."

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He also noted that he hopes even more people will come forward to help out the southern neighbour. According to the tweet, the medical professionals will help Ontario for two weeks.

Upon hearing the good news, Ford said he was "grateful" for the help that was coming to the province. "Well, that's a massive, massive help. Again, we're very grateful and God bless the people of New Brunswick. Champions. Absolute champions."

The announcement comes a week after Ford sent a letter to the other provinces asking for extra health care workers and resources as the third wave hit Ontario's ICUs.