Coronavirus: Disease Control

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

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Photo of Stephanie Peacock Stephanie Peacock Labour, Barnsley East

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate his Department has made of the funding required to respond effectively to an outbreak of Covid-19.

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 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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