GENEVA 

The World Trade Organization (WTO) and World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday jointly called for efforts to ensure the normal cross-border flow of vital medical supplies and other goods and services.      

In their statement, WTO Director-General Roberto Azevedo and his WHO counterpart Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus also pledged to work together to resolve disruptions to global supply chains. 

“Protecting lives is our top priority, and these efforts can be impeded by unnecessary disruptions to global trade and supply chains,” they said.

The two officials said COVID-19 had rapidly progressed to become a global pandemic, causing an unprecedented far-reaching

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