Revealed: UK ministers were warned last year of risks of coronavirus pandemic


Briefing, which recommended stockpiling PPE among other measures, intensifies focus on No 10’s handling of outbreak

Ministers were warned last year the UK must have a robust plan to deal with a pandemic virus and its potentially catastrophic social and economic consequences in a confidential Cabinet Office briefing leaked to the Guardian.

The detailed document warned that even a mild pandemic could cost tens of thousands of lives, and set out the must-have “capability requirements” to mitigate the risks to the country, as well as the potential damage of not doing so.

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