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May 12 2020

JFCBS Covid-19 Staff update 12 May 2020

Brunssum, the Netherlands, Tuesday 12 May 2020

NSPA continues to support Allied nations through key COVID-19 relief acquisition and transport

While supply chains for COVID-19 supplies are more disrupted than ever, the demand for personal protective equipment continues to increase and high transport restrictions remain, NSPA continues to support Allied nations through key COVID-19 relief acquisition and transport, while drawing on economies of scale. Last week, NSPA procured more than 18 tons of protective medical equipment for Italy, France, Belgium, Spain, Romania and Greece as part of its efforts to help contain the spread of the virus. The supplies were airlifted by Cargolux from Shanghai to Luxembourg, and from there onwards to final destination. 

More details at: https://www.nspa.nato.int/en/news/news-20200511-2.htm


COVID-19 Missions: Third SALIS mission in support to Poland lands with 56 tons of medical supplies

Another AN-124 aircraft arrived yesterday afternoon at Wroclaw airport, Poland, carrying about 56 tons of face shields and gowns as part of efforts to combat COVID-19. This is the third mission tasked by the Polish Ministry of Defence to the Strategic Airlift International Solution (SALIS). In total, Poland has airlifted about 170 tons of medical supplies. 

 More details at: https://www.nspa.nato.int/en/news/news-20200512-4.htm


Italian NATO Rapid Deployable Corps supports local communities and authorities in Lombardy

In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the NATO Rapid Deployable Corps Italy - based in Solbiate Olona north of Milan (Italy) - has been conducting and coordinating a range of activities to support the local communities and authorities of the Italian northern region of Lombardy. Lombardy is amongst the areas of Italy hit the hardest by the pandemic. 

More details at: https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_175665.htm?selectedLocale=en

The NATO Rapid Deployable Corps Italy has been conducting a range of activities to support the local communities. 

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