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Defence awakens to European COVID-19 nightmare

18th March 2020 - 15:30 GMT | by Tim Martin in London


The impact of COVID-19 has caused widespread disruption to the European defence industry which has introduced exceptional operational measures to protect the health of armed forces personnel, those on production floors and the wider supply chain.

Europe is considered an epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic, with one-third of ‘globally reported’ cases currently residing in the region, according to the World Health Organisation.

A government-ordered lockdown in Italy has been one of the most high-profile responses to COVID-19 as authorities attempt to counter a crisis that has led to the country being the worst affected in the region.

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Tim Martin


Tim Martin

Tim Martin is Air Editor for Shephard Media, based in Belfast. 

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