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Coronavirus: Costs

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 5th March 2020.

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Photo of Seema Malhotra Seema Malhotra Labour/Co-operative, Feltham and Heston

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the cost to the NHS of Covid-19 to date.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Holding answer received on 02 March 2020

The Department is following Government plans to contain, delay, research and mitigate against COVID-19. Whilst in the current ‘contain’ phase all costs are being managed within the National Health Service existing health funding allocations. The Department has made £40 million available to fund Covid-19 related research and speed up the development of a vaccine.

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