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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 7:05 pm on 11th March 2020.

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Photo of Bob Blackman Bob Blackman Conservative, Harrow East 7:05 pm, 11th March 2020

The vast majority of people who contract the disease will be able to self- isolate and recover at home. A small number of cases will need hospitalisation, and as the number of people who are infected increases, so could serious cases. Would my right hon. Friend say that people who have to be hospitalised will have to be isolated, and what plans are there then to increase the number of beds that will be available in hospitals on isolation units?