NATO Allies take stock of response to COVID-19 outbreak

10:20, 19 March 2020
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Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed the swift response by Allies to the outbreak, stressing that "our forces remain ready to keep NATO nations safe," NATO press service reported.

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Stoltenberg further highlighted that NATO has robust measures and plans in place to ensure that the Alliance’s essential work continues.

The Supreme Allied Commander Europe, General Tod Wolters, underlined that mitigation measures continue to be taken, and that the Alliance’s ability to conduct its missions, operations and activities has not been affected – including air policing, maritime deployments, NATO's multinational battlegroups in the eastern part of the Alliance, and operations from Afghanistan to Kosovo.

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