Coronavirus: Disease Control

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 20th January 2022.

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Photo of Matthew Offord Matthew Offord Conservative, Hendon

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will introduce ongoing monitoring of covid-19 variant strains.

Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has for ongoing monitoring of covid-19 variant strains.

Photo of Maggie Throup Maggie Throup The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The UK Health Security Agency undertakes regular monitoring of United Kingdom and international COVID-19 genomic data. This comprises of updates on previously reported viral variants and detection of novel variants.

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