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Reduction In Flights Hits Global Supply Chain

Global And European Bodies Call For Urgent Action Amid Coronavirus

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Urgent action is needed to reopen air freight routes so that the global off-patent industry can deliver critical medicines and supplies amid the coronavirus pandemic, international industry representatives have insisted.

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