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Coronavirus: Vaccination

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 27th March 2020.

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Photo of Emily Thornberry Emily Thornberry Shadow Foreign Secretary

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in the (a) UN and (b) EU on global efforts to develop a vaccine for covid-19.

Photo of Emily Thornberry Emily Thornberry Shadow Foreign Secretary

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will take steps to develop joint mechanisms to guide co-ordinated global efforts on the (a) development, testing and roll-out of potential cures and vaccines for viruses and the (b) establishment of a dedicated body responsible for that work.

Photo of Nigel Adams Nigel Adams Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

We are in discussions with a number of our international counterparts on how we can best coordinate our Covid-19 response, including research into vaccine development. The British Government will continue to work closely with like-minded partners to ensure an effective, science-led response.

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