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Business Secretary's statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 17 May 2020

Business Secretary Alok Sharma gave the 17 May 2020 daily press briefing on the government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

I will shortly be setting out our progress on vaccines but first, I want to update you on the latest data on the coronavirus response.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): letter to social housing residents

Please see the attached letter from The Rt Hon, Christopher Pincher MP, Minister of Housing, setting out the measures that are in place to support social housing residents during the next phase towards reopening society.

 

Government begins large scale study of coronavirus immunity

Major long-term study will track spread of coronavirus in general population

Antibody testing will help to understand levels of immunity and the role of genetics
Up to 20,000 people of all ages and walks of life to take part for at least 6 months