Coronavirus: Disease Control

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 25th March 2020.

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Photo of Catherine West Catherine West Labour, Hornsey and Wood Green

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government is assessing steps other countries are taking to control and treat covid-19.

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

Holding answer received on 23 March 2020

The Government is working closely with others, globally, to share knowledge and inform decisions. The G7 met recently and issued a statement on the COVID-19 outbreak, which stressed the value of real-time information-sharing to ensure access to the best and latest intelligence, prevention strategies and mitigation measures.

Countries will pool epidemiologic and other data to better understand and fight the virus.

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