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Covid-19 Update - Statement

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:42 pm on 17th March 2020.

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Photo of Lord Foulkes of Cumnock Lord Foulkes of Cumnock Labour 3:42 pm, 17th March 2020

Does the Minister agree that, while this virus poses a real threat to life here, in developing countries it is just one added threat to life, where people already face terrific threats and where health services are much poorer than those in Europe and the United Kingdom in particular. Is DfID undertaking something special to help developing countries to deal with this and to assist the excellent health NGO workers who are out there in their efforts? Finally, will he join me in thanking Dr David Nabarro, a former health adviser at DfID, for the excellent work that he is doing as an adviser to the WHO on this virus?