During the crisis caused by the coronavirus COVID-19, NATO countries faced an “avalanche of misinformation, fake news and conspiracy theories” and do not consider dissemination of such information as normal practice, said Mircea Joaneh, deputy general secretary of the alliance, on Monday.
During the online conference Joanet also noted that he has nothing against sending abroad countries that want to promote their foreign policy interests, medical masks and other medical assistance. “Countries may well do such things. “They try to promote their interests. There’s nothing abnormal about it,” he explained.
In recent months, China has actively sent medical masks to countries fighting against the COVID-19 coronavirus. This process has been called “mask diplomacy”.
The sending of a group of Russian military doctors to Italy, which was badly affected by Coronavirus, also caused a certain resonance in the Western media.
Initially, COVID-19 began to spread just in China: in the city of Wuhan.