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Coronavirus: Disease Control

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 20544, tabled on 25 February 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate his Department has made of the funding required to respond effectively to an outbreak of Covid-19.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

5 March 2020

The Department is following Government plans to contain, delay, research and mitigate against COVID-19. Whilst in the current ‘contain’ phase all costs are being managed within existing health funding allocations. The Department has made £40 million available to fund COVID-19 related research and speed up the development of a vaccine.

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