06:17 GMT09 July 2020
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    The alliance's defence ministers met on Wednesday to discuss the long-term implications of the COVID-19 pandemic that has left 1,878,489 infected globally, according to the latest estimates by the WHO published at 11 am.

    NATO's secretary general is holding a press conference via a secure video link in Brussels following an extraordinary meeting of the alliance's defence ministers.

    The ministers discussed means to deal with the coronavirus pandemic and its long-term ramifications following a slow-down of infection rates in member nations.

    Another topic on the agenda concerned coronavirus-related disinformation.

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