Paul Molinaro, chief of WHO operations support and logistics, said that global vaccine shipments were disrupted in April and if it continued into May there will be gaps in immunisations as well as disruption in some food supply chains.
“We saw the international air transport system on which we are quite dependent for movement of cargo gradually shut down. So we are at the point now where we need to look for solutions to this,” Molinaro told a UN virtual news briefing in Geneva. It was “always willing to take more offers” of commercial aircraft.
Panama will serve as a hub for regional distribution of personal protective equipment and other supplies in Latin America, he said.