FOXBORO, MASS. (WHDH) - State police from three states are escorting a New England Patriots tractor-trailer holding a shipment of about 300,000 masks for healthcare professionals fighting the coronavirus in New York City.

Troopers from Massachusetts State Police embarked on their journey from Gillette Stadium to the Big Apple on Friday morning, just one day after a Patriots team plane brought more than a million N95 masks from China to Boston.

Mass. State Police say their cruisers will escort the shipment for the entire route.

Rhode Island and Connecticut State Police also joined Mass. State Police in their journey to New York City.

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