After COVID-19 crisis, ‘hard questions’ like ‘how it came about’ need to be asked: UK foreign secretary


United Kingdom Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Dominic Raab said during April 16 press conference that “hard questions” about “how it came about and how it couldn’t have been stopped earlier” need to be asked after the COVID-19 crisis.

“I think there absolutely needs to be a very, very deep dive after the event, a review of the lessons, including of the outbreak of the virus. And I don’t think we can flinch from that at all. And it needs to be driven by the science,” Raab said.

“There are all these questions about the outbreak, but also we had very good cooperation with the Chinese in relation to return of UK nationals at the outset from Wuhan and we have on procurement of things that we need,” he added.

“So, we’ll look at all sides of this and do it in a balanced way. But there’s no doubt we can’t have business as usual after this crisis and we’ll have to ask the hard questions about how it came about and how it couldn’t have been stopped earlier,” Raab explained.