Covid-19 Update

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:25 pm on 2nd March 2021.

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Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock Secretary of State for Health and Social Care 1:25 pm, 2nd March 2021

Yes. The proposed work, as set out by the Prime Minister at the UN General Assembly, which we are working on with our presidency of the G7, aims precisely to build on and strengthen the existing work that is under way. However, clearly we need to ensure that all the future risks, whether they are from zoonotic diseases or are due to environmental changes that lead to risks to human health, are taken into account and we need to have an early warning system that is as effective as possible.