To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to his international counterparts on the development and use of a global early warning system for virus outbreaks to ensure immediate action in response to a reported threat.
We will work closely with international partners in the coming months to review lessons learned from the outbreak of Covid-19. Currently, we are working together with our international counterparts to resolve the health and economic risks caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and to set the stage for a strong recovery of sustainable economic growth and prosperity. The British Government will continue to work closely with like-minded partners to ensure an effective, science-led response. Our priority is to support the WHO and other multilateral actors to contain Covid-19 and mitigate secondary health and socio-economic impacts. Our approach is guided by the Chief Medical Officer, working on the basis of the best possible scientific evidence.