3 April 2020
NATO members agreed on Thursday to speed up deliveries of medical aid to allies by assessing its airlift capacity and by matching its members' capacity and need for such equipment. Speaking after a video conference with military alliance's foreign ministers, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said NATO had already provided logistical support to its members over the past few days through its Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA), its Strategic Airlift International Solution (SALIS) and Strategic Airlift Capability (SAC) mechanisms.
The comments came while NATO is scaling down military exercises in Europe to control the spread of the coronavirus, including its Defender Europe 20 exercises. officials have said keeping the coronavirus from spreading through militaries is a major concern, and NATO has seen personnel infected, taking measures across all its operations, including regularly taking the temperatures of its personnel.
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