In its fight against the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organization has chosen Liège airport, alongside seven other airports around the world. For the European continent, Belgium becomes the logistics platform for the supply of medical equipment necessary for the nursing staff.

From the Liège air hub, some 100 million medical masks and gloves, 25 million respirators, gowns and protective visors and 2.5 million test kits will be distributed each month, according to forecasts by WHO director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. But we already know that other medical equipment should also pass through Liège to help clinics in their battle against the virus.

According to Luc Partoune, CEO of Liege Airport, the choice made by WHO results “from the fact that we are operational 24 hours a day (which is rare), our processing capacity, our very good geographical location and finally our very dense interconnection “.

Globally, the other seven logistics platforms chosen are located in South Africa, China, United Arab Emirates, Ethiopia, Ghana, Malaysia and Panama.

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