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Coronavirus: Tower Hamlets

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 17th March 2020.

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Photo of Apsana Begum Apsana Begum Labour, Poplar and Limehouse

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the Mayor of Tower Hamlets on minimising the risk of further infection from covid-19 in that borough among (a) people over 60 years old, (b) people with (i) cardiovascular disease, (ii) diabetes, (iii) respiratory disease and (iv) cancer and (c) other high-risk groups.

Photo of Apsana Begum Apsana Begum Labour, Poplar and Limehouse

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the Chief Executive of Tower Hamlets Council on minimising the risk of further infection from covid-19 in that borough among (a) people over 60 years old, (b) people with (i) cardiovascular disease, (ii) diabetes, (iii) respiratory disease and (iv) cancer and (c) other high-risk groups.

Photo of Apsana Begum Apsana Begum Labour, Poplar and Limehouse

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the Director of Public Health for Tower Hamlets on minimising the risk of further infection from covid-19 in that borough among (a) people over 60 years old, (b) people with (i) cardiovascular disease, (ii) diabetes, (iii) respiratory disease and (iv) cancer and (c) other high-risk groups.

Photo of Apsana Begum Apsana Begum Labour, Poplar and Limehouse

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the Tower Hamlets Health and Wellbeing Board on minimising the risk of further infection from covid-19 in that borough among (a) people over 60 years old, (b) people with (i) cardiovascular disease, (ii) diabetes, (iii) respiratory disease and (iv) cancer and (c) other high-risk groups.

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

The Government is responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic as a national concern and has not therefore been providing any localised information.

The Department is working closely with the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, local authorities and providers to make sure that all sectors across all communities are prepared to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading.

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