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    COVID-19 Puts Nations on Hold (281)

    Amid the restrictions imposed in view of the continuing spread of the coronavirus, top-level discussions are taking place via video conference. On Wednesday, NATO defence ministers are expected to hold a video conference on the COVID-19 response.

    NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is holding an online press conference in Brussels ahead of an extraordinary meeting of the North Atlantic Council's defence ministers.

    The latest data on the coronavirus spread provided by the World Health Organisation says that the number of confirmed cases has nearly reached 1.8 million with more than 110,000 succumbing to the virus.

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    COVID-19 Puts Nations on Hold (281)
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