NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg urged to prepare for the long-term consequences of the pandemic COVID-19. As informs a press-service of NATO, he declared on 12 may during a video conference with defense Ministers of countries – members of the Alliance.
According to him, in a pandemic coronavirus “is more important than ever to help our members and partners to enhance the resilience of the population and the fight against misinformation”.
Stoltenberg said that NATO is helping in the fight against the epidemic is “through air transport, exchange of medical knowledge and develop innovative responses and the deployment of allied forces to support civil authorities.”
He added that “security concerns have not decreased due COVID-19 and potential adversaries will try to test NATO’s resolve”.
Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in late 2019 in China. March 11, 2020, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. According to data from the American Johns Hopkins University, the total number of infected people in the world exceeded the 4.23 million people, including more than 290 thousand died of 1.48 million recovered.