NATO Defence Chiefs to Discuss Coronavirus Response on Wednesday


MOSCOW (Sputnik) – NATO defence ministers will link up on Wednesday by secure video conference to discuss a joint response to the coronavirus pandemic and disinformation campaigns around it.

The ministers will discuss what more can be done to mitigate the crisis, counter what they see as “false and harmful narratives” about the outbreak and how to continue operations around the world amid the pandemic.

The online conference will be attended by NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, who told reporters at a pre-meeting briefing on Tuesday his main focus was on how to mobilise the support of all NATO allies, and that the organisation was coordinating military aid to members hit by the health crisis while ensuring the safety of allied troops.

In the meantime, NATO countries top the list in terms of highest infection numbers: the United States, Spain, Italy, Germany, and the UK have around 1,200,000 confirmed cases combined, while the total number of infected across the world nears 2 million.



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