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Cobra: Coronavirus

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 28th April 2020.

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Photo of Lord Warner Lord Warner Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government when COBRA first met in 2020 to discuss COVID-19; and on what date they rated the risk of the virus to UK public health as high.

Photo of Lord True Lord True Chair, Intergenerational Fairness and Provision Committee, Minister of State (Cabinet Office)

The Prime Minister and Cabinet have been regularly briefed on COVID-19 since the outbreak of the virus. These issues have also regularly been discussed at meetings of the COBR Committee. Additionally, since 16 March, a series of Cabinet Committees have convened to support the Government’s efforts. Specific information on the frequency and content of Cabinet Committees and other Ministerial meetings is not routinely disclosed.

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