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Coronavirus: Disease Control

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 30864, tabled on 17 March 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government is assessing steps other countries are taking to control and treat covid-19.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

25 March 2020

The Government is working closely with others, globally, to share knowledge and inform decisions. The G7 met recently and issued a statement on the COVID-19 outbreak, which stressed the value of real-time information-sharing to ensure access to the best and latest intelligence, prevention strategies and mitigation measures.

Countries will pool epidemiologic and other data to better understand and fight the virus.

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